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? Jul 16, 2014 at 10:19
  • Based on you finding the title and author you can deduce the series "The Seven Realms" from google? Jul 16, 2014 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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