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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Thaddeus of Beewicke by Louis Sauvain is a fantasy adventure that forms the first book in The College of Sorcerers Trilogy. It is intended for young adults but can be thoroughly enjoyed by mature middle-grade and adult audiences too. Thaddeus is a young lad coming of age at a time when his future seems bright. In a world of magic and adventure, the master sorcerer, Silvestrus, promises Thaddeus’s parents that the boy will have a great career as his apprentice. But the journey is laden with far more danger, challenges, and unexpected hardships than our hero could imagine.
Louis Sauvain offers non-stop adventure and fantastic thrills in this brilliant story that encompasses all the elements that a solid young adult adventure ought to have. It takes Thaddeus through tricky themes like proving himself, thinking about his future place in the world, first love, and the difficulties of friendships and finding your people. All these highly relatable themes pair well with the over-arching danger of demons, magic, and peril to deliver a tale that teens can both lose themselves and see themselves represented in. I loved the dialogue in particular, which I found to be hugely relatable for modern audiences while still having the flair and atmosphere of a sword and sorcery fantasy epic. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend Thaddeus of Beewicke to fantasy fans looking for their next intrepid adventure, and I, for one, can’t wait to see where The College of Sorcerers Trilogy takes us next.