Thaddeus of Beewicke - Book Review

Thaddeus of Beewicke

Author: Louis Sauvain
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Publisher: Protinus Press
Date Published: June 28, 2022
ISBN-10: 9798985948226
ISBN-13: 979-8985948202

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Book Review of :  Thaddeus of Beewicke


Louis Sauvain's Thaddeus of Beewicke - the first book in The College of Sorcerers Trilogy - immerses readers in a captivating realm of fantasy, magic, and perilous exploits. Embarking on a thrilling coming-of-age journey, readers will be swept up into a world full of wonder and mystery, teeming with dangers and unexpected challenges that could alter the course of history.

Fourteen-year-old Thaddeus, a young sorcerer-in-training, was set to inherit his family's beekeeping legacy. However, when he was offered the opportunity to become the apprentice of the highly esteemed Master Sorcerer Silvestrus, Thaddeus seized it with unwavering determination. This chance was unlike any other and had the potential to alter the trajectory of Thaddeus's life permanently.

Upon accepting the offer, he sets out on an adventure to the college of sorcery, accompanied by his mentor, the esteemed Master Sorcerer Silvestrus, and a jocular donkey named Asullus who entertains the group with his witty hijinks while also offering valuable insights and advice. Along the way, they are joined by two fellow sorcerers-in-training, the amiable and studious Anders and the unruly and juvenile Rolland. Together, they journey towards their common goal, facing countless dangers and challenges along the way.

Strong characters are essential for any fantasy setting to come to life. In Thaddeus of Beewicke, the characters are not only engaging, but their relationships also take center stage. - It is a captivating fantasy novel brimming with magical creatures, sorcery action, and unforgettable characters. With richly detailed descriptions that bring every sight, sound, smell, and emotion to life, the pages burst with intensity and imagination. The group of eager magicians-to-be journey through alternate worlds, discovering budding magic and facing incredible challenges along the way.  The book's length of over 500 pages provides ample time for character development, rich dialogue, and a well-orchestrated pace. Don't be intimidated by the length – it's necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the deep backstory and lore of the world. Join Thaddeus in his world and the unique characters that live within it.

Expertly crafted by Sauvain, this epic coming-of-age tale will transport you to a vividly imagined world filled with all the wonder and danger of classic fantasy. He masterfully revitalizes tropes of the genre, creating an immaculate premise that balances thoughtful storytelling with thrilling action. This first book in the series is a visual feast and an immersive experience that you won't be able to put down. Don't miss out, on this explosive opening installment of a new fantasy trilogy. It's a must-read for any lover of the genre.

Reviewed by: James B

About Louis Sauvain


Born in the Midwest, Louis Sauvain has always been interested in how people use fantasy to escape their current circumstances. Using his healthcare background, he knows that being distracted - if only for a few moments - can create a tolerance for what may range from merely irritable to the unbearable. Now writing epic fantasy, his books have become the salve for pain relief and escapism to drop out and drop into another world. As well as for those who just want a great read. He feels his challenge is - how to bring the readers along so that they too can enjoy their path to completing each storyline within each book. To him, that's gold.

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