Wizard for Hire: Apprentice Needed by Obert Skye
Shadow Mountain, 2019, 416 pages
Trigger Warnings: N/A
About the Author: Obert Skye read his first book at age two. He wrote his first story at age four. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six. For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy-taster. Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo. Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert’s first choice. Nevertheless he is content that the “history” is being told.
“’Don’t discredit the impossible because you don’t believe me,’ Rin said seriously. ‘Magic happens despite what we do or don’t believe. There is good—and there is evil. In life, some good wins and some evil is victorious. What you or I believe doesn’t change that—it just changes us.’”
All things considered, life has been pretty normal for Ozzy and Sigi since the events in New Mexico and Rin’s disappearance, but one buzzing finger and a strange package are about to change things. Ozzy is being pulled in different directions against his will—towards the ocean, towards New York, and towards a mystery he thought was solved for good. Rin is back and on the case, whether Ozzy wants him to be or not, and Sigi is struggling to decide whether or not she can trust her wizardly father this time around.
Sometimes the truth hurts more than not knowing at all, and certainly some answers can make even the strongest apprentice feel sick, but don’t let that stop you from hopping aboard the Spell Boat and joining in on the fun. After all, it’s easier to get your mechanical bird into international waters than through airport security!
PRR writer, Cheyenne Lopex