A first book of a planned trilogy, released in March 2010.
About: Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text . . . but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.
Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something more than a failed wizard. When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor. He must flee for his own life if he’s to find the true villain.
But more is at stake than his abilities. For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus... and the world.
Bio: Blake Charlton first overcame severe dyslexia in the sixth grade when he began sneaking fantasy and science fiction books into special ed study hall. Inspired, he went on to graduate summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University.
After college, he worked as an English teacher, a medical writer for UCSF and Stanford, a tutor for the learning disabled, and a JV football coach. Blake is currently a third-year medical student at Stanford medical school, where he teaches creative writing for medical students and has received a fellowship to write fiction.
SPELLWRIGHT, his first novel, is due out in the US in March 2010, in the UK August 2010 from Voyager Books. Blake’s hobbies include cycling, swimming, backpacking, and collecting jokes about dyslexia and premature baldness. Links to connect with him ~ Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Live Journal, Goodreads
Spellwright is the first book in the trilogy, Spellbound and Disjunction are the planned titles of the second and third in the series.
The copy of Spellwright for review by Layers of Thought was sent by the author. Thank you Blake!
Hilarious guest post, and author interview all coming soon!