I just got done with this great book called The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller, the first book in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duet. It’s got everything: a rough, sarcastic protagonist, an up-and-down plot, a host of colorful and well-developed character, just a touch of magic… For those who love to read fantasy, The Innocent Mage is a must-read. I can’t wait to get the second book, which according to my local library is The Awakened Mage, and according to the Karen Miller site is Innocence Lost. There’s also a follow-up duet in the same world, called The Fisherman’s Children. Once I read Awakened Mage/Innocence Lost, I’ll probably track down copies of the Fisherman’s Children books.