The Wayward Mage by A.S. Norris
For many, marriage is the end of adventuring.
For Jack Wartnose, it was just another
occupational hazard he didn’t plan for… much like his son!
As a novice Mage, Jack Wartnose’s
life was already difficult enough: low pay, long hours, and an arcane duty to
always keep his word. But when a chance encounter with his long-lost childhood
sweetheart – and the consequences of his youthful wayward actions – leaves
him duty-bound to fulfill a promise long since forgotten, he’s left with no choice
but to take his fledgling family with him on his dangerous quest for the Tome
of Time: a legendary artifact rumored to have started the last world-ending
As if his luck wasn’t bad enough,
there are also revenant assassins from his past hunting him down. If his family
hopes to stay together this time, they’ll need more than just quick wits and
spells to survive bloodthirsty monsters, vengeful revenants, mutinous party
members, the needs of his wife versus his empty coin purse, and a son unfortunately
following in his wayward footsteps.
What started as a simple quest for
a lost, arcane artifact has left Jack Wartnose with this simple question: which
will he find first, redemption or the apocalypse?