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The Mist Keeper's Apprentice

The Mist Keeper's Apprentice

by E.S. Barrison

FBT review:

Discover a hidden world of magic and adventure in "The Mist Keeper's Apprentice" by E.S. Barrison. Set in a world where storytelling is outlawed and magic is nearly extinct, this captivating fantasy novel follows the journey of Brent, a young man branded with the forbidden black stamp.

When Brent encounters the mysterious woman in black, he is drawn into a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the earth. Together with Rho, a girl with a unique power over nature, they explore a realm filled with enchantment and danger.

As new threats emerge and magic resurfaces, Brent finds himself thrust into a centuries-old conflict. With the mist and its secrets at stake, he must navigate treacherous paths, outsmart the Order, and uncover the truth behind the woman in black.

"The Mist Keeper's Apprentice" is a gripping tale of friendship, discovery, and the enduring power of storytelling. Join Brent on a thrilling adventure that will captivate fans of indie fantasy and leave you eagerly turning the pages. Available now on

Publisher Description:

Storytelling was outlawed. Magic had all but vanished.

That all changed when the woman in black came to town.

Branded with the black stamp at a young age, Brent thought he would end up a vagrant like his father. His craft was telling stories, but the Order had long forbidden any weaving of tales. When Brent sees the woman in black, she leads him into a menagerie of tunnels beneath the earth where his life falls into the nauseating, but beautiful, mist of the dead.

He finds friendship in Rho, a young woman who hides her face with a tree branch while roots and vines bow to her every whim. Together, they embark on a journey to explore the world, escape the watchful eyes of the Order, and discover the woman in black's secrets.

For thousands of years, the mist and the tunnels were under the sole guardianship of the Council of Mist Keepers. But as new monsters enter the mist, and magic is forced out of the shadows, the Council searches for young blood to join their ranks and Brent's next in line.

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