Review: Embracing the Magic


Their hero is a fraud and only he knows it. When the truth comes knocking, can one boy conjure a way to save the day?

Young Samual longs to perform magic of his own. And what’s worse, he can’t seem to convince anyone that their beloved Town Magician is a trickster without an enchanted bone in his body. When a wicked wizard challenges the pretender to a duel, Samual vows to keep his village safe by forcing the fraudster to rise to the challenge.

Determined to prevent disaster, he secretly shadows the phony protector during his training with the Grand Wizard. And when they barely escape an vicous attack, Samual realizes he must partner up with his bitter rival. But keeping the truth hidden any longer may not help them outwit a powerful sorcerer.

With his town in grave danger, can Samual protect the ones he loves from the forces of evil?

Embracing the Magic is the enchanting first story in the Town Magician middle grade fantasy series. If you enjoy unlikely heroes, coming-of-age adventures, and spellbinding creatures, then you’ll love S.A. Schneider’s fantastical tale.

In the book, you also get:
– background information on Town Magicians
– Words to Know to learn new words
– Create your own adventure stories – suggestions to help kids create their own stories

Teachers and Parents: visit for educational resources and free short stories set within the Town Magician world. You can also get a copy of the study guide for teaching use.

Rating: 5-stars


Embracing the Magic by S.A. Schneider is a fascinating world of magic, adventure, truth, and courage. It takes courage to face the impossible. I enjoyed this middle school action-packed fantasy read. The writer created characters that pull one further into the story. I wanted to know what happens next. A boy without magic but greatly wants it, knows a secret. This secret can expose an imposter. However, there is another issue. An evil magician is in their way. The themes inside this book were well-done. I highly encourage parents and educators to read this book.

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