I want to be fair. This is a good first book. The plot is good although quite predictable. I would consider this a good pen wetting ceremony. The action doesn't flow very well and there are many holes as to take away from the value.
Mordeci discovers that he is a mage of rare abilities. In discovering that he is a mage he makes several new friends and enemies along the way.
Not a series that I think I will continue reading in but it will be interesting to see what success Michael Manning finds along the way.