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I’m trying to find a fantasy book series. The things I remember are:

  • To use magic they needed talisman. The only people who make them belong to a tribe that hates the mages.
  • You follow a boy who lives with this tribe. He picks a fight with a mage and steals this ancient talisman.
  • You follow him when he learns to use magic. The talisman he stole contains a spirit who is his ancestor.

Edit: I remember that the protagonist become in-love with the princess (cliche i know), he goes to a magic school, next to another school (soldier school). He goes there with a friend in the tribe that get pissed when he are forced to learn this type of magic. Since the tribe got their type of magic. Nature magic i think.

The story in the first book is about him hiding in the slums near the tribes since the mages want that amulet/talisman, since its one of the strongest and did belong to a hated person.

Well: Since i started to write more about the book, i found out the name of the first book: The demon king. by: Cinda Williams Chima.

Thanks all ^^

  • Any other details spring to mind? For example, when did you read it? How many books did you read, out of how many in the series? – Paul D. Waite Jul 16 '14 at 10:19
  • Based on you finding the title and author you can deduce the series "The Seven Realms" from google? – Dreamwalker Jul 16 '14 at 12:39
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The original poster has stated that the series is "The Seven Realms" by Cinda Williams Chima, the first book being The Demon King.

Book cover of "The Demon King"

16-year-old Han Alister encounters three underage wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Alister is unaware that this will lead to a series of events that threaten to consume the world in chaos. To prevent the wizard Micah from using a magical amulet against him, Alister steals it from the wizard during a battle. Later, Alister learns that the amulet has an evil history, and it once belonged to the Demon King. The Demon King is an evil sorcerer who almost destroyed the world a millennia ago. Now, the wizards will stop at nothing to get their amulet back.

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