Aakuta: the Dark Mage

Review by Patricia Spork , eBook Reviews Weekly

Aakuta: the Dark Mage: Book Four of Forgotten Legacy by Richard S. Tuttle


I highly recommend Aakuta: the Dark Mage

Richard S. Tuttle introduces a new "main" character (Aakuta) to his target audience in an intriguing way, and with appetizing appeal. Although Aakuta: the Dark Mage deals much with politics of control in Khadora, Mr. Tuttle sets the readers up for following books in the "Forgotten Legacy" series, and leaves one wondering who exactly is Aakuta, and how will this mage continue his role in saving or overpowering Khadora. I highly recommend "Aakuta: the Dark Mage," especially for fans of the "Forgotten Legacy" series.

Synopsis: (May reveal much of the plot)

Aakuta: the Dark Mage - Book Four of Forgotten Legacy by Richard S. Tuttle continues the saga of Lord Marak's attempt to unite the divided clans of Khadora against a great evil. Marak's task is not made easy, considering that the powerful magician, Zygor, with his massive army of Jiadin warriors, plans to take over the country of Khadora.

To make matters worse, Marak's "abolition of slavery" has area clan lords in an uproar, and his grain caravans are being ambushed.  Suspicions are that a spy is among the Torak clan, a spy who may be working for one of the "Lords' Council". Intent on uniting the clans, Marak attends the "Assembly of Lords" at the Imperial Palace, even though he knows his presence is not welcome.

When an assassination attempt to Emperor Bagora fails, Marak is arrested. A "mage," dressed in a black cloak, uses magic to free Lord Marak from his cell. Marak has heard of a male mage named "Aakuta," and thinks this magician is the one who released him; for what reasons, he knows not. So Marak must prove his innocence or die, by command of the emperor or by the assassin that hunts them both.







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