(From the publisher):
In this world of swords and magic, Dix, the only son of Sheridon's Top Commander, is ready to try anything. He's even ready to face another three months of fire blisters and ox tongue oinment in the royal magician's test. His decision to follow a life of his choosing soon leads him to a group of fellow misfits. In a strange, old tavern where mist flows from a stuffed fish's nose, Dix joins them though it's obvious this group has some secrets. But now, where does he draw the line with his new friend Perry's odd jobs and obsession with finding a young boy's father? More importantly, in a kingdom where the King and Queen have gone mad and the chief magicians are running the show, will Dix and four other would-be magicians be able to trust each other enough to thwart an evil plan?
Original title: Magic For Hire
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery