Wynter is a crazed ex-assassin. Lydria is the daughter of a kingdom soldier. Each has a mystical sphere that has unleashed the power of magic into the world of Eigrae. But this new power does not come easily – it demands a physical price from those who use it, and Wynter is not averse to dealing with pain in order to gain access to the power of magic. To stop Wynter, Lydria must endure the physical pain of learning magic, and the emotional pain of using it.
Publication Date: May 21st, 2018
Series: 30 stones saga book 1
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure.
The story follows a legendary ex-assassin by the name of Wynter who has just recently lost his wife, his son and newborn baby girl to a plague that ravaged the island of Thruston. The spirit of his dead wife inhabits his mind and drives him into a killing spree. It was in this crazed moment that he was captured by a group of men and women, among them was a girl called Lydria, daughter of a soldier, on a journey to Stevens Folly. Suddenly, there was an explosion and it felt as if the world of Eigrae was upturned, and it was there that magic was discovered. What do you think will happen when an ex-assassin gains incredible power by a magical stone? Meeting Wynter for Lydria was bad enough. Having to find him and take away his magic was worse. She must find the steel within herself or disaster will befall them all.
Magic’s Genesis: The Grey by Rosaire Bushey is a new type of magical story. A 313-pages fantasy book that features a compelling and complex plot, solid character development and a fantastic world building. Rosaire’s writing style is admirable and pristine. He writes in such a way that makes it look like the characters are the ones doing the storytelling. Those were my favourite parts. The book seems to be professionally edited, and I enjoyed every bit of my time spent reading this story.
Rosaire Bushey has laid a good foundation for the start of a new series. Initially, it started slow but later picked up pace. Themes of friendship, betrayal, and good versus evil was explored in the narrative. He also added a bit of humour for good measure, and it made it all the more interesting. Although there were so many characters, it was easy to keep track of them and not get confused. The reader is made to understand that every action comes with a price.
I recommend this book to lovers of adventure, fantasy and political drama, adults of all ages, and fans of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘the Lord of the Rings’.
About the author
Rosaire Bushey was born and raised in northern Vermont, the last of a slew of kids and the inheritor of fast feet, a quick wit, and lots of hand-me-down shirts with enormously large collars. He has a Master’s in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, and because it seemed like fun, he got another MA, this time in English/Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.