There was a dark lord or something like it from another land that was threatening the kingdom.

A wise king decided to form an army of knights with magical powers. They started out with something between 5 and 10 knights, each with their individual powers, strengths and weaknesses. I'm pretty sure that it was a land split into many kingdoms, and the king of one of the kingdoms remembered a story from ancient times about an army of knight with magical powers that had defended the land. This king wants to rebuild such an army. He then send missives throughout the land seeking people with magical powers. This is how he got the first knights. I also remember that they came to this king at a young age. They were about 7 or 8 years old at their arrival. Types of magic included force, fire, telepathy, telekinesis, etc.. about all types of magic available.

After some years the army was starting to grow as they recruited more people with magical affinity.

At some point, the gods of this world even came into play to try and keep the balance between good and evil.

It was probably a French story.

That's all I can remember. Any hint would be greatly appreciated. I read this about 8 years ago and it seemed pretty new then. I'm pretty sure it was a series of novels.

  • Unfortunately this is pretty generic; magical armies are not anything unique. Knights makes me think of Codex Alera; your timeframe and a google search gives me Hero of Ages from the Mistborn trilogy; but both involve preventing apocalypse and very little balance. Any details you can remember - especially the only characters you mention, the king and/or the gods - would be helpful.
    – Radhil
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 13:47
  • mistborn series doesn't fit this at all.
    – Himarm
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 14:07
  • There can't be that many instances of knights with magical powers...
    – KSmarts
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 15:08
  • @Himarm - magic knights -> Mistings, especially when they find the Atium; wise king -> Elend; god beings, gots those; plot doesn't match up, which I noted, but I've seen wilder fits on descriptions as vague as this.
    – Radhil
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 15:14
  • @Radhil i understand you can compare these too, however, never in the book themselves are they referred to similar to knights, so its a huge stretch to go from 2 mistborn, and like 5 mistings, into a band of of magical knights. also atium is worthless to mistings, it only affects mistborns(and theres never more then 2-3 of these), or the rare atium consuming mistings which are only in the 4th book.
    – Himarm
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 15:28

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Could this be the series called Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude (Knights of Emerald in the English release)? There are 12 of those, plus the second series (the next generation?)

  • Young knights with magical powers, with great variations in powers and abilities
  • The knights come from all vassal / allies (Sapphire kingdom), most of the time young
  • The first teacher was a mage that had worked with the gods, and a few knights met other mages.

This is a teen-level book (my girl of 10 is currently reading them; my boy of 12 left the series midcourse, speaking of overly powerful heroes), but they are in the adolescent section of our library

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    – Rocket
    Commented Feb 22, 2015 at 17:38
  • Oh now... this is gonna feel good reading thos once again :D THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!
    – Rocket
    Commented Feb 22, 2015 at 17:40

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