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An awkward wizard. An aspiring ballerina. And a dark god with a wicked vendetta.

Clyde Blitzkurr is devastated. Rejected by every reputable magic academy in the realm, this seventeen-year-old aspiring wizard resolves to make his sister’s dream come true. But things take a turn when a demon tries to kill him.

Aylee Blitzkurr’s deepest desire is at hand. Accepted to the most prestigious dance academy, this sixteen-year-old ballerina is a breath away from becoming a principal dancer. But when her brother’s life is threatened, and ghosts start leaving cryptic messages, fighting for Clyde’s wellbeing takes precedence.

The siblings begin to uncover dangerous secrets connecting them to a vengeful god. Neither is safe. Clyde must grasp the untapped power he possesses. Aylee must discover the courage to face her darkest fears. If they do not, they will lose more than their lives … they will miss their destiny. And the realms are counting on them.

Phantom of the Opera meets Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel in this young adult epic fantasy!

Escape to a world imbued with magic and the paranormal. Find mermaids, demons, dragon shifters, elves, wizards, sorcery, and a healthy dose of fantastical ballet. This exciting book for teens is for boys, girls, and everyone in between.


A selection of comments left by Amazon reviewers.

“This is a must read for any fantasy lover!”
“A well-written page turner full of unexpected twists”

“You will enjoy the magic, demons, and epic battles with swords and sorcery.”

“I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! The style of this book is out of this world. I love that I was able to picture myself in the book while all of this happened.”

“I can really appreciate how well this book was written. The characters are interesting and intriquing, and the plot keeps you guessing.”

“The world is very magical, and it’s the perfect beach read.”

“The descriptions and world building were dynamic. The dialogue was great. The characters bounced off each other. I recommend this to fans of anime and epic fantasy.”

“It is very well written book. Character[s] come to life right off the page.”

“I loved the steampunk vibe to this book […] enjoyed the magic, demons and epic battles with swords and sorcery.”

“Seriously, the author did a great job creating a super interesting setting.”

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I loved just about everything The First Dark Sorcerer had to offer!

Lets start with the maps… yes plural. There are two beautiful maps; one is the Realm of Aleunna and all its kingdoms, the second is all of Bratch’ed. In grey-scale they are beautiful, in full color they would be absolutely gorgeous!

The author included a pronunciation guide.. in the front of the book, you guys! I feel like this is one of very few that have the pronunciation guide in the front of the story, before I read and butcher everything they painstakingly scrambled their keyboards for. Honestly, I will do that even with the guide, but it’s still nice for it to be included. 😉

The world building in this novel is great. It’s so dynamic and vivid. The characters had fun, realistic dialogue. One of my favorite moments was when Clyde was essentially like “just say what you mean!” Because, yeah, I totally feel that sometimes too, Clyde.

I loved the steampunk meets fantasy magic vibes. I know that it’s a hard thing to do, and Arthur pulled it off nicely. Oh! And the reincarnation thing going on, that was awesome too. It worked in perfectly.

The different types of creatures or races or whatever you want to call them, are great. It’s very well diversified, not only in the types of creatures (demons, human, mermaids, etc.), but also in cultures, backgrounds, and skin color. I really enjoyed this.

Everyone was “gorgeous” though. When there was a description of who/whatever it was more often than not very, very good looking. It’s a dark young adult fantasy, give me ugly, horrendous stuff.. and not just the villains.

The dual POV was fun. I enjoyed seeing how both Clyde and Aylee were dealing with moving to the “big city” after their parents death. It was interesting to see who knew what and how they interacted with our two MCs.

My favorite character was probably Mac. He was adorable and just a really good friend. It’s pretty much in his DNA to be awesome.

There’s very little romance in the book. Some light kissing, but nothing overly descript.

I’m excited to see what happens in book two. There are so many things I need to know!

A great read for fans of Anime or darkish YA fantasy.

I rated The First Dark Sorcerer four stars.

About Abby Arthur:

Abby Arthur is absolutely obsessed with writing teen fantasy and mildly enjoys sleeping, eating, and breathing.

She spends the majority of her time lost in an imaginary world of glowing magic and dastardly dragons.

When she’s not writing, she’s illustrating characters and watching Asian shows or Marvel movies.

Abby’s books combine magic, action, swords, and dragons with a healthy dose of sarcasm.

She started winning writing contests and getting published in newspapers when she was just sixteen.

Her magic portal is located in small town Iowa, protected by herself, her husband, and their son.

For more info on Abby and her books check out her site: abbyarthur.com

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One (1) winner will receive a signed finished copy of THE FIRST DARK SORCERER, US Only.

One (1) winner will receive an eBook of THE FIRST DARK SORCERER, International.

Ends April 25th, midnight EST.



Author: Abby Arthur

Pub. Date: August 22, 2022

Publisher: Abby Arthur

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 270

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