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This is my first time asking a question here so sorry if I mess up anything.
I've been trying to find the title of a fantasy book that I heard on Audio CD 5-10 years ago, so my memories of it may be wrong. What I remember is that the book was based off of some sort of European mythology, and the main character was called Max, and he was some sort of 'Chosen One' and his best friend was called Daniel who was really powerful. They are sent to some school. I also recall some kind of tapestry is involved. At the school I think there is some ogre cook who almost eats Daniel, because he misses the session where she meets them. I also believe each student got an animal, and Max had a fox looking animal? I also remember them going to some geothermal facility for some reason...
Sorry for the sparse details!