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Wizard's Alley

By: James Haddock
Narrated by: Daniel Wisniewski
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Summary

Scraps, a gutter child, is sitting in his hiding place in a back alley, waiting for the cold thunderstorm to pass. Suddenly, lightning strikes in front of him, and then a second time. The two lightning bolts become men — two wizards — one from the Red Order, the other from the Blue. 

The Red Wizard, chanting his curses, throws lightning bolts and fireballs. The Blue Wizard, singing his spells, throws lightning bolts and ice shards. So intense is their fighting, they become lightning rods. It seemed as if God himself cast his lightning bolt, striking the ground between them and consuming both wizards in its white blaze. Scraps watched as the lightning bolt gouged its way across the alley, striking him. 

Rain on his face awakens Scraps. The only thing left of the fighting wizards is a smoking crater and their scattered artifacts. He feels compelled to gather their possessions and hide them and himself. The dispersed items glowed red or blue, and he notices that he now has a magenta aura. Magenta, a combination of both red and blue, but more powerful than either. 

Scraps then does what he has done all his life to survive. He hides. And unknowingly, he has become the catalyst for change in the Kingdom. 

©2019 James A.Haddock III (P)2020 James A. Haddock III

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Just not very good.

No depth to the world, no challenge to the main character. Just one problem solved by a wizard easily doing it after another.

Had some issues with the accent the reader chose at the beginning but the range he showed as it went on was what kept me listening.

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great book

overpowered main caracter but the writers talent overwrites any short comings. Truly a mastepiece.

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Wizarding without the arrogance.

A great story of magic, mayhem, conquests, pirates, merchants, guilds and kingdoms, combined with loveable characters and fantastic narration. I loved this story, and look forward to the second audiobook in the series.

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Simply Amazing

what an awesome book, loved every minute of it. and highly recommend it. The only issue I have is that the ending actually feels like the real start of the series, but dont get me wrong this does not take anything away from the quality of the book.

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