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Light & Dark : The Awakening of the Mageknight

By Fife, Daniel M.

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Book Id: WPLBN0003972036
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Reproduction Date: 9/9/2012

Title: Light & Dark : The Awakening of the Mageknight  
Author: Fife, Daniel M.
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fantasy., Adventure
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Fantasy
Historic
Publication Date:
2012
Publisher: Self Published
Member Page: Daniel Fife

Description
Danny Firoth is a middle school student in the 8th grade, struggling with the common stressors plaguing a boy of his age: bullies, homework and his mother. Sabrina Drake, the new girl, is beautiful but she harbors a fantastic secret. “You’re… You’re a dragon!” Danny exclaims at the beginning of their epic journey. “I am a drake,” Sabrina corrects him, after a fierce battle with an ancient Shadow. Danny learns that a simple card game, designed to pit the forces of the Light against those of the Dark, is more than simply a game. Accepted into a school for young Squires, destined to become Knights of the Light and battle the forces of the Dark with magical weapons called Bondeds, Danny and his friends are trained in the techniques of blade work and educated by a colorful assortment of professors. But there is a traitor in the Order of Light, and now Danny and his friends must use their new powers to try and save themselves and each other.

Summary
Danny Firoth is on the verge of beginning his final year in middle school. The only odd thing to happen on that fateful day is the appearance of new student in school, a beautiful girl named Sabrina Drake. Fascinated by not only her spellbinding looks, but her interest in a popular fantasy card game called Knights, Danny develops a school-age crush. However, before he can build up the courage to talk to her at length, he is confronted by the resident bully. Forced into a fight, he learns that he is not so average as a strange power awakens within him, allowing him to foresee the actions of others before they happen. With the help of this new ability, Danny is able to put his antagonist in his well-deserved place, but quickly finds himself punished with an after-school detention. Awaiting the arrival of his not so happy mother, Danny is startled as a rumble shakes the very foundation of the school. Following the shuddering to its source, he discovers two frightful creatures engaged in an epic struggle of mortal combat, a large dragon and a strange shadowy being. Nearly torn to pieces by the creature of shadow and saved by the creature of legend, the dragon, Danny barely escapes. The next day at school, Danny joyfully finds that Sabrina Drake has taken a curious interest in him. With plans to meet after school, Danny’s dark thoughts, once centered on the frightful events the night before, become focused on his crush. However, things do not go as planned as the creature of shadow appears once more, forcing Sabrina Drake to forgo her secret and transform into the familiar form of the dragon that saved Danny the previous evening. After defeating the dark creature, Sabrina Drake resumes the shape of a human and begins to explain that the popular card game of Knights is more than simply a game, but reality. She describes an ancient struggle with the creature she has just defeated, dating back hundreds of years as well as an Order that has vowed to destroy them, the Light. Discovering that he has a rare ability to see these forces of darkness, Danny accepts an invitation to be tested for the possibility that he could one day become a Knight of the Light. Danny as well as four of his closest friends are judged worthy and accepted into the White Rock Academy of Illumination, a school for young Squires destined to become Knights of the Light and battle the forces of the Dark with magical weapons called Bondeds; swords created from the souls of fallen Knights of the Light. Upon the back of a full-blooded Draconic, a dragon as well as Sabrina’s father, Danny and his friend's venture to the Florida coast where they board an old, but magical ship, and set sail for the Bermuda Triangle. In the center of the legendary triangle is a swirling tempest of black clouds, created by an ancient tear between the human world and the world of the Shadows. With the help of a Navi, a wizard specialized in navigating the dangers of the dark storm, Danny and his friends arrive safely at White Rock Island where they begin the training of their lives. Honed in the techniques of blade work by an Elvin swordmaster, Sir Syndil, and educated by a colorful assortment of professors, Danny and his friends learn battle strategy, hand to hand combat, defense against the magical arts, and a history of the ancient conflict with the Shadows. However, discovering a powerful ability within himself that may mark him as the destined savior foretold, the Mageknight, Danny must question the intentions of his instructors. With the help of his friends, Danny must use everything he has learned to thwart the betrayal of someone within the Order of Light in this fantastic tale of dragon-riding adventure, sword-wielding action, and coming of age drama.

Excerpt
"Oh," said Danny, pausing for a moment while thumbing the engraved symbol of Light upon the scabbard of the dagger, a solid white chain interlinked with a black chain of seeping dark flames. "What does the symbol of Light stand for?" he was mesmerized by the emblem. Tyramear followed Danny's captivated gaze down to the small sheath. "At the core, the symbol is meant to represent a balance of a sort, a union between both good and evil." Glancing at the road and then at Danny, he continued. "You see… good cannot exist without evil and vice versa. The white chain represents the Light, the forces of good, while the black chain represents evil, the forces of the Dark. The white chain is solid and pure because we of the Light acknowledge the presence of the Dark and strive to maintain the proper balance. However, the black chain, warped with escaping tendrils of dark flame, symbolizes the Dark's desire to overthrow that balance. Evil does not know boundaries, Danny. The forces of the Dark will work tirelessly to unravel everything, even at the risk of their own destruction." "I see," said Danny, tracing his pointer finger around the circular symbol of the Light. Tyramear's words settled heavily upon his shoulders.

Table of Contents
Cover Purchase a print copy of this book Light & Dark Series Chapter 1 - A New Face Chapter 2 - Trigger of Power Chapter 3 - A Date with the Dark Chapter 4 - Becoming Friends with a Drake Chapter 5 - Into the Light Chapter 6 - The Gift of Sight Chapter 7 - The Trials of a Knight Chapter 8 - Departing on the Wings of a Dragon Chapter 9 - Arrival Chapter 10 - The Forces of the Grey Chapter 11 - Casting Off on the Radiance Chapter 12 - The Turbulence before the Storm Chapter 13 - The White Rock Academy of Illumination Chapter 14 - Looking the Part of a Squire Chapter 15 - A Banquet with the King Chapter 16 - The First Day of Training Chapter 17 - The Way of the Sword Chapter 18 - Mastering the Power Within Chapter 19 - A Test of Strategy Chapter 20 - A Well-Deserved Rest Chapter 21 - A Bonded Named Rose Chapter 22 - Preparations before Battle Chapter 23 - A Duel of Squires Chapter 24 - A Night with Calador Chapter 25 - The Truth among Friends Chapter 26 - Problem Solved Chapter 27 - Spying on Sir Syndil Chapter 28 - Putting the Pieces Together Chapter 29 - Research Chapter 30 - Describing a Dark Object Chapter 31 - Alamber Ordvack Halfelvin Chapter 32 - Sir Syndil's Final Lesson Chapter 33 - Betrayal Chapter 34 - The Awakening of the Mageknight Chapter 35 - The Tale of the Black Bonded Chapter 36 - Preparing for the Journey Home Light & Dark: The Black Bonded About the Author Connect with me Online Support Your Favorite Authors

 

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