Rising Of A Mage Paperback – 7 Aug 2012
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About the Author
J.M. Fosberg was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1987. He grew up in Belton, Mo, and bounced around the Kansas City area throughout high school. His dad gave him a copy of The Hobbit when he was nine and he's been losing himself in books ever since. In 2005 he joined the Marine Corps, and started writing his first book Rising of a Mage in 2007 on his second deployment to Iraq. He has an amazing wife named Sara, and three children, daughter Mariah, and sons Logan and Dominic. He has two dogs and three fish tanks. He is currently working on his second book, and the sequel to Rising of a Mage, Gods and Magic which he plans to release in 2013.
Top Customer Reviews
Not so in this case, I am barely half-way through it (and I will update this if I remember and if I ever decide to push on and finish the book) and already the number of spelling errors, poor use of punctuation, the bad grammer, the numerous repetition of sentences, the seemingly misplacement of sentences and the general sloppiness of the work has put me off the book.
So far the story seems fine and what I expected; hero boy is awesome at everything, heroine girl is awesome at everything, they fall in love and, I'm guessing (since I haven't finished it yet), kill the bad guys. Like I say, that is all fine with me, but the thing that lets this down is the editing, I honestly don't think it any editing actually happened.
So please Mr Fosberg, I know you said that you wrote this when you were 20, but that really is no excuse, when I was 20 I definitely knew the difference between "knew" and "new" or "was" and "wasn't", and you could at least check it over again before deciding to publish it now.
To all prospective buyers, I suggest that you hold off until you know (not "no") that this is sorted.
This is a kid's book and not a very good one.
There used to be a phrase that denoted juvenile and / or absurd stories. It's "and with a single bound he was free"
The main characters in this book are "Superman" / "Supergirl". They are superlative at everything they do, know everything instantly, can do anything better than anyone else within minutes of learning something new and resolve any situation with
virtually no effort or possibility of failure and, although only kids (mid-teens,) are admired, envied, almost worshipped by
all their friends, relatives, teachers, etc.
I normally only write reviews when I feel that a book is so bad or ridiculous as to be almost unreadable (even by kids), but, sadly, this qualifies
I hope the author continues to write, there are a few good ideas in this book, Sorry if anyone (especially the author) feels I've been too harsh
The use of adjectives is sparse and consequently settings are poorly described and events are bare and unengaging.
Go read Jordan and Erikson and learn how to use descriptive language to draw your reader in.
This book puts me off anything else by the same author, sorry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely brilliant read has all the magic you will ever need just wish there were more books in the series than there arePublished 5 months ago by pandora
i was not going to buy the first edition (it cost £7) but i am glad i bought this!
the writing is good and the story is great! cannot wait for the next book(i hope)