The Green Mage

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The First Chronicle of Tessia Dragonqueen

(The Talon Trilogy: Vol. 1) by Michael Simms
ISBN: 978-1-956440-18-8 paperback $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-956440-19-5 ebook $9.99
March 2023

The Green Mage is a tale in the finest of sword and sorcery tradition—a hero’s journey told through the eyes of the mage.

Norbert Oldfoot is a simple mage who makes his living traveling the Bekla River Road, selling trade goods, performing healing magic, and singing traditional songs of heroes. He becomes friends with Kerttu, a coppersmith who has developed a new alloy which is perfect for manufacturing swords. When Kerttu is kidnapped by the evil Wizard Ludek, Kerttu’s teenage daughter Tessia, a skilled hunter, recruits three friends, including Norbert, and sets out on a quest to find a legendary dragon who lives in the mountains. With the help of the dragon, Tessia plans to save her father. Little do they know that in order to save Kerttu, they will first have to save the kingdom.

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The Green Mage
The First Chronicle of Tessia Dragonqueen

The Green Mage front cover. Novel by Michael Simms, volume 1 in the Talon Trilogy. Original cover art by Andrew Dunn shows a pixie-like woman with pointed ears standing nose-to-nose with a fearsome looking dragon.
Original cover art by Andrew Dunn “Tessia meets the Dragon.”

(The Talon Trilogy: Vol. 1)

by Michael Simms

ISBN: 978-1-956440-18-8 paperback $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-956440-19-5 ebook $9.99
March 2023


The Green Mage is a tale in the finest of sword and sorcery tradition—a hero’s journey told through the eyes of the mage.

Norbert Oldfoot is a simple mage who makes his living traveling the Bekla River Road, selling trade goods, performing healing magic, and singing traditional songs of heroes. He becomes friends with Kerttu, a coppersmith who has developed a new alloy which is perfect for manufacturing swords. When Kerttu is kidnapped by the evil Wizard Ludek, Kerttu’s teenage daughter Tessia, a skilled hunter, recruits three friends, including Norbert, and sets out on a quest to find a legendary dragon who lives in the mountains. With the help of the dragon, Tessia plans to save her father. Little do they know that in order to save Kerttu, they will first have to save the kingdom.


Here is what Midwest Book Review says about The Green Mage:

The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf
The Green Mage
Michael Simms
https://www.michaelsimms .info/home
Madville Publishing LLC
https://madvillepublishing.com
9781956440188, $21.95, PB, 324pp
https://www.amazon.com/Green-Mage-Chronicle-Dragonqueen-Trilogy/dp/1956440186
Synopsis: Norbert Oldfoot is a simple mage who makes his living traveling the Bekla River Road, selling trade goods, performing healing magic, and singing traditional songs of heroes. He becomes friends with Kerttu, a coppersmith who has developed a new alloy which is perfect for manufacturing swords.
When Kerttu is kidnaped by the evil Wizard Ludek, Kerttu's teenage daughter Tessia, a skilled hunter, recruits three friends, including Norbert, and sets out on a quest to find a legendary dragon who lives in the mountains. With the help of the dragon, Tessia plans to save her father.
Little do they know that in order to save Kerttu, they will first have to save the kingdom!
Critique: Original, deftly crafted, "The Green Mage: The First Chronicle of Tessia Dragonqueen" a fun and fascinating read from start to finish, and debuts novelist Michael Simms new heroic fantasy series 'The Talon Trilogy'. Populated throughout with interesting characters and unexpected plot twists, "The Green Mage" will prove to be an immediate and enduringly appreciated pick for personal reading lists of dedicated action/adventure fantasy fans and community library Science Fiction & Fantasy collections. It should be noted that "The Green Mage" is also readily available from Madville Publishing in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.49).
Editorial Note: Michael Simms (https://www.michaelsimms info/about) has worked as a squire and armorer to a Hungarian fencing master, stable hand, gardener, forager, estate agent, college teacher, editor, publisher, technical writer, lexicographer, political organizer, and literary impresario. He is also the author of seven collections of poetry and a textbook about poetry. In 2011 Simms was recognized by the Pennsvlvania State Legislature for his contribution to the arts.


“Whether Michael Simms is writing a personal essay about growing up with autism or poems about our dying planet, a barfight, or the mystery of a hummingbird’s radiance, he is a master storyteller whose narratives hold memorable moments full of fresh and telling details that unlock the heart.”

– Peter Makuck, author of Wins and Losses: Stories


Author, Michael Simms. portrait in black-and-white. Michael is wearing a plaid shirt and a black hat.Born and raised in Texas, Michael Simms has worked as a squire and armorer to a Hungarian fencing master, stable hand, gardener, forager, estate agent, college teacher, editor, publisher, technical writer, lexicographer, political organizer, and literary impresario. He is the author of seven collections of poetry and a textbook about poetry. In 2011 Simms was recognized by the Pennsylvania State Legislature for his contribution to the arts. Simms and his wife Eva live in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Mount Washington overlooking the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

 


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Header for a review of Michael Simms new YA novel, The Green Mage. Review is by Mike Vargo for the Cultural Daily. A picture of Michael Simms, a white man with white hair, a white beard and sunglasses wears a cowboy hat and a black t-shirt. He appears in front of a waterfall.

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1 review for The Green Mage

  1. kpdavis

    Michael Simms is a smart guy. And he has the eyes of a child! There are lessons hidden in the adventure here. Lessons about home and family and about war and grief. I highly recommend it.

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