Mierta McKinnon is an apothecarist and the son of a court physician with one goal in mind—become a warlock. However, in order to do so, he must face an examination of his soul in order to prove he has more than just the strength to perform magic. But when a horrible fate is revealed to him during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he vows to change his future. Just when Mierta thinks he has fulfilled his destiny, an even bigger foe is waiting for him.
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Mackenzie Flohr
The Rite of Wands, Book 1
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ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover: 978-1-946848-86-4 
Softcover:  978-1-946006-43-1
Ebook:        978-1-948540-13-1
LCCN: 2016962818

Page Count: 264 (HC) 252 (SC)
Release Date: 3/10/2017
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"…a worthwhile book for any teenage fans of magic and doomsday prophecies."
—InD'Tale Magazine

"…an interesting, perfect fantasy novel for middle grade and young adult fantasy lovers…"
—The Antrim Cycle

"…a perfect mesh between Doctor Who and Harry Potter…"
—Doctor Who Online

"An enjoyable YA fantasy that takes you on a magical journey."
—Angelique S. Anderson, Award-winning author

"Mackenzie Flohr has created a magical world that fascinates and excites the reader with brilliant descriptions of spells, action and suspense…a great beginning to what promises to be an interesting and thrilling series where the magical and ordinary combine in a medieval setting complete with kings, queens and knights, along with the struggling peasants who are at the mercy of those around them."
—Readers' Favorite

"…a quick paced and amazing novel about Warlocks and how they go through a ceremony called the Rite of Wands predicting their possible future. Through an entangled plot of power and deceit, grows a fondness of the characters and their destiny. This strong story line will leave you begging for more…"
—LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program

"…a Middle Age fantasy fix for the mind, and readers will find no issue immersing themselves in this amazing tale which seems destined to become a classic…THE RITE OF WANDS is a reader’s dream novel that will definitely leave one wanting more—much, much more."
—JB Richards, author of Miriamne the Magdala

"…an excellent book that will captivate readers from beginning to end with its twisty-turny plot and thrilling narrative…"
—The Red Headed Book Lover

"A powerful perspective with alternating points of view, this book is richly layered with mystery, intrigue, murder and deceit. It’s impossible to know who to trust in this fast-paced YA fantasy adventure. Author Mackenzie Flohr’s fanciful world of magic and monarchs offers a magnificent tale that brilliantly unfolds in this lovely coming of age adventure."
— Children's Literary Classics

"…an excellent book that will captivate readers from beginning to end with its twisty-turny plot and thrilling narrative…"
—The Red Headed Book Lover
Other Titles in the Series
The Rite of Abnegation by Mackenzie Flohr
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Includes the Rite of Wands short story, "When Mortain Met Clarinda," exclusive to the hardcover edition.

One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust.
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Book Information & Awards
Silver Medal: Fantasy, 2018
Foreword Magazine INDIES Book Awards
Finalist: Fantasy, 2018
International Book Awards
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Gold Medal: Young Adult Fantasy, 2018
Literary Classics Book Awards
Finalist: Fantasy, 2018
2018 Imadjiinn Awards
Top 10 Finalist: 2019
Author Academy Awards
Honorable Mention
Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel 2020
Royal Dragonfly Book Awards
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