16-year-old Jet Black must learn elemental magic and discover the meaning of a series of natural disasters from a book with a mind of its own. Path of the Phoenix by L. Scott Clark is a YA Fantasy. This is the first book in the series The Sorcerer’s Guide.
The first warning that life was anything but ordinary for Jet Black should’ve been when three newly discovered abilities allowed him to escape the fiery destruction of his hometown of Silverton when thousands of others weren’t as fortunate. Jet is drawn to the only heirloom that survived, an ancient book that holds its share of secrets. The book speaks of enduring war, entrapped beasts, and a series of events leading to the release of the demon.
The book, The Sorcerer’s Guide, becomes his mentor as he’s thrust into a world of magic, treasure, fantastical creatures, confusion, and uncertainty. Learning Elemental magic comes at a cost, and Jet must navigate his friendships at boarding school and the complexities of his family dynamics.
Jet quickly learns that someone else is just as curious about the destruction of his hometown and what it could mean. Shane Fallon, a bully from the first moment Jet stepped onto campus, keeps appearing unexpectedly. Shane and his goons seem to be searching for something as well and are willing to do whatever it takes to win.
Check out some of the Reviews:
“L. Scott Clark has created an adventure of magic and discovery, then interweaves his journey with the school setting.” – Liz Konkel, Readers’ Favorite – Five Star Review
“Author L. Scott Clark has crafted a superbly engaging work of fiction with plenty of magical innovation, hidden secrets, and high drama to offer readers.” – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite – Five Star Review
“This book is an amazing magical adventure. Very well written and completely captivating. I was hooked from page one. I love the characters, the story, and of course, the magic.” – Cody Pelletier, Reader – Five Star Review
“I really enjoyed Path of the Phoenix. Great character development. Definitely sets the table for more books in the series in the future. A book for all ages!” – Monte Memmott, Reader – Five Star Review
“Jet Blacks journey into magic that has been hidden and forgotten for centuries. It’s a great read. I highly recommend this book!!” – Terri Lauchner, Reader – Five Star Review
“This is an awesome read from debut author L. Scott Clark! The story follows sixteen-year-old Jet as he discovers a book that unlocks ancient magic and embarks on a journey to save the world.” – Erin Rose Archer, Reader – Four Star Review
“Path of the Phoenix is an entertaining fantasy romp that is bound to please readers of young adult books.” – Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite – Four Star Review