Olav, the miller’s son, lives in an idyllic village out of the way of the world. The young boy does not know yet that he has power over which he has no control. When he is beaten up by his father again, he manifests his potential and kills his tormentor. A herbalist rescues him from public lynching and assigns him a teacher-wizard who will help Olav gain control over his magic. But are the supernatural forces hidden in it good?
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Who said you can’t find good stories on Wattpad? You can, and Katarzyna Tkaczyk’s first novel is the best proof of this. Before you Iskra, the coming breath of fresh air in Polish fantasy, released by the Nowa Baśń publishing house.
This almost 600-page book tells the story of the quiet, withdrawn Olav – a young boy whose adolescence is disrupted by an accidental murder and then escaping his own death. The magician Rovelin saves him from oppression, but the 12-year-old does not know yet that this rescue is the beginning of a completely new life. Once he steps on this path, he will discover how great strength lies in him and that nothing will stop him when something is at stake that he cares about. Nothing but himself.
Officially, Iskra is a youth fiction, but that does not mean that older readers will not find their way in this novel. It is a story of growing up in a world where magic is the order of the day, but also a story about more universal topics: your own weaknesses, adversities and turning your failures into successes.
Do you want to know the details of this story? We will not reveal it to you, but we can guarantee you a good read. Find out for yourself and pre-order the book . We are only a few days away from the premiere on June 10.