The Stone Mage & the Sea
Book 1 in Books of the Change
The Stone Mages rule the huge deserts of red sand. The vast coastlines are ruled by Sky Wardens. Magic is everywhere, but not all have the power to control and direct it. Any child found to have magical ability is sent to the Haunted City to be trained in the Change.
On the coast of the Strand, Sal and his father arrive in the small, apparently normal town of Fundelry, where the locals are suspicious of newcomers and of anyone who stands out or appears different. Sal and his father are on the run from an unnamed someone . . . or something. When a local bully attacks Sal, he is rescued by Shilly and her teacher, Lodo. Lodo is marked with mysterious tattoos and seems to know a lot more about Sal than Sal knows about himself. Sal’s father wants to stay, but the Sky Wardens will be coming and Sal needs to learn what connection Lodo had with his mother and what fate seems to have been chosen for him before he was even born.
- Pub Date
- Open Road Integrated Media
“Magical and mesmerizing, The Stone Mage & The Sea is a story to disappear into, whether you’re 15 or 50.” —Kim Wilkins, author of Angel of Ruin
“Sean Williams’ The Stone Mage & The Sea is an alchemical blend of elemental magic, tragic romance and the coming of age of a young boy. Poised between Earthsea and Mad Max, the magic of fantasy meets the wonder of science fiction.” —Jonathan Strahan
About the author
Sean Williams writes for children, young adults, and adults. He is the author of forty novels, ninety short stories, and the odd odd poem, and has also written in universes created by other people, such as those of Star Wars and Doctor Who. His work has won awards, debuted at number one on the New York Timesbestseller list, and been translated into numerous languages. His latest novel is Twinmaker, the first in a new series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level (he just received a PhD on the subject, so don't get him started).