It’s the year 2103, and Earth is in crisis. Temperatures are increasing dramatically, crops are failing, and humanity is struggling to adapt. As climate change and political tensions between Canada and the United States escalate, a long-dormant natural force awakens to reclaim her power from the ravages of science, politics, and organized religion: Mother Nature.
However, she cannot succeed alone. In Toronto, a young man named Aiden has been enduring splitting migraines and vivid dreams that transport him into visions of underground caverns and cataclysmic events. Just when he suspects he’s on the brink of insanity—or possibly even death—a charming stranger coupled with a freak accident unleashes a power from within. Soon, Aiden and his two closest friends find themselves on a journey of joint self-discovery, becoming the first wizards—Mother Earth’s warriors—to appear on Earth in over three thousand years.
Aiden’s inborn magic leads him to a reclusive group known as the Guardians, who teach him how to wield his power. However, it isn’t long before his adventures pit him and his friends against a powerful force that deems magic heresy: the Catholic Church. From an ancient stronghold in Ireland to a secluded village in the French Alps, Aiden and the other wizards must learn to master their magic and protect their ancient knowledge in order to help save the planet.
Gorman's prose is urgent and moody, befitting the angst and energy of his narrator . . . The book mixes cyberpunk dystopianism with Celtic-tinged urban fantasy in a way that feels mostly seamless."
Themes are well developed and use vivid imagery to add depth to the narrative . . . Relationships between the characters are authentic. I commend the author's efforts and determination . . . and look forward to following his evolution as a writer."
—Whistler Independent Book Awards
I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down. The blending of fantasy, science and the rediscovery of magic and Mother Nature was something I hadn't read before. This book takes place in the future, but the writer made it feel very realistic as though the techology and state of the world could actually evolve this way. Can't wait for book two!"