Twelve-year-old Mark Young has a destiny. Unbeknownst to him he is a Magi, a descendant of magical persons that fight evil and seek to help all mankind. Before he was born, Benrah (the book's evil villain), tried to kill him. Now old enough to learn the truth, Mark is taken to the Seventh Mountain where he is trained to be a Magi. He makes close friends and together they overcome several perils and fight for good.
I read other reviews about this book before I bought it, even though it was free. I didn't want to waste my time. Most of the reviews mentioned that is was a Harry Potteresque book with a more Christian tilt. I love fantasy/adventure books, so I gave it a go. I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed the story. It's sad that every book that involves, magic, youth and a school is immediately considered a Harry Potter knock-off. Most aren't, it is just a common archetype.
The story is fun and unique. The Magi fight for good and having been doing it through the ages. There is a lot of action, mystery and puzzles to solve. The one thing that I do have to be critical about are the point of view switches. The author jumps into character heads willy nilly and there is no rhyme or reason. This is a pet peeve of mine and this author goes to an extreme. He wants you to know what everyone is thinking, so you pop in and out of different characters. Ugh, tell the story from one pov or at least one chapter per pov.
The author also moves through some events really fast, I would have liked some expanded details during certain events.
Luckily, the story is great and I can recommend it. 3 stars! I'm already on book 3.