David Harten Watson
David Harten Watson is the author of the YA fantasy series Magicians' Gold, including Magic Teacher's Son (a 2015 Finalist for the IAN Book of the Year Awards) and its upcoming sequel, Fortress of Gold. He is a member of the U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers (USABOT) and the Mormon Church. David has worked in a wide variety of jobs including U.S. Army Armor officer at Fort Knox, camp counselor at Keewaydin Camps, teacher, tax preparer, car salesman, portrait photographer, track photographer, solar energy entrepreneur, and computer programmer. Raised in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from Calasanctius School and has degrees from Princeton University, Canisius College, and Buffalo State College. He's the Organizer of The Woodbridge Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Meetup, which he founded in 2008. In his free time, David likes kayaking, acting in a no-budget horror movie filmed in New Jersey, and participating in Cowboy Action Shooting under the alias "Derringer Dave." He lives with his wife (a native of Ecuador, not Eldor), their two sons, and two cats in New Jersey, where in his day job he's an IT Specialist.
Magic Teacher's Son
Young Adult Fantasy
Magic Teacher's Son is a story of betrayal, forgiveness, trust, and treason in a magical world at war. While armies clash in distant battles pitting Magicians against Sorcerers, the actions of an ordinary boy, his classmates, and his friends threaten the loss of their kingdom, but are also its only true hope for survival.
When sixteen-year-old Pran sneaks out of his house one night to join other teens experimenting with sorcery, it sets into motion a chain of events that lead to betrayal, an attempt on his life, first love, friendship with a most unusual spy, treason, and the imminent conquest of his kingdom.
A prophecy warns that the gold Eldor's Magicians need to repel the current invasion will vanish from their world, and the kingdom is doomed unless Pran travels to the "legendary" land of Earth to replace it.
To find three companions he needs for his quest, Pran must put loyalty ahead of personal safety, stand up to vengeful classmates who think he snitched on them, forgive a former friend who betrayed him, and face his worst fears. But can Pran trust the remarkable companions the prophecy picked for him?