|Jarvis | Published 23 September 2009|
“What I am about to say is something many of you have heard before, but it bears repeating...” The sorcerer walked down the central aisle while addressing his pupils. “What you are here to learn is how to master the gift of magic. Although it is a rare and powerful gift, it has to be cultivated, refined, and tended to. Above all, you must learn how to use it properly.” He stopped at the end of the aisle and turned. His eyes swept the room and he held out his hands.
Fantasy Flight Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming release of our first novel, Jarvis: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice! Set in a world of high fantasy, Jarvis: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells the exciting story of a lowly goat herder’s son who, to everyone’s surprise, is selected to learn the secrets of magic from Harnigel, a powerful and enigmatic sorcerer. As Jarvis comes of age and starts to understand his own untapped potential, he also begins to unravel a dark and perilous mystery. Taken under Harnigel’s wing, Jarvis will have to learn quickly... his very life may depend on it.
This young adult novel was written by Jesper Ejsing, an accomplished illustrator and author probably best known for painting all of the covers for the popular Descent: Journeys in the Dark and Runebound line of board game releases from Fantasy Flight Games. Jesper, who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with his wife Lea and two sons Asbjørn (God of Bears) and Bjarke (Little Bear), has written nine books in Danish. Jarvis: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is his first novel translated into English.
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Set in the fantasy world of Ledu, Jarvis: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a novel that tells the story of a lowly goat herder who discovers his true potential after being selected for apprenticeship by a powerful sorcerer.
Sounds like the gerneric standard plot for a fantasy novel, nothing new, nothing original. Why not base novels on Boardgameworlds? Wont give another look at that!
Even if the book is targeted for Young Adults, I enjoyed the little bit I was able to read. I am looking for to seeing more of this.
I'm still waiting for a novel based on the Android universe!....................not to mention that this is apparently a book for "young adults".
Interesting. FFG is clearly branching out! Boardgames, cardgames but now also 'comics', movies and novels! Though hopefully with a net gain profit-wise.