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The Court Wizard

When the old apothecary’s shop blows up in mysterious circumstances, Winnifred brings him home to her aunt’s to take care of him. But when Galen wakes up, he tells her he must flee their country of Sedonia, and she must flee with him. Winnifred finds herself on a ship bound for Fortress-on-Sea, where they meet a handsome stranger, Beldon. He is the leader of a secret group, the Knights of Wyndella, which is dedicated to finding Wyndella, the lost queen of Galenna. Slowly, listening at doors and demanding answers, Winnifred learns the secret of her true destiny, and must decide whether to embrace it. 

The Court Wizard is a novel for ages 12 and up. It is available in print or for Kindle from Amazon, and in print or for Nook from

Praise for The Court Wizard:

"Overall, Winnifred's tale has all the hallmarks of a fun coming-of-age adventure story. She's refreshingly less a damsel in distress and more an emerging leader as she grows up. I'd recommend "The Court Wizard" to any pre-teen interested in medieval fantasy novels." -- Renaissance Magazine

"The Court Wizard was a lovely read. The characters are well developed and I connected with Winnifred's emotions, particularly at a later point in the story during a brief moment of loss. I loved where Sparlin chose to end the story; it could have continued, but it was just right." -- E M McIntyre, author of Phantom of Fairie Mountain (5-star Amazon and Goodreads review) 


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