Baz has always dreamed about leaving his dusty little town, so when a stranger comes to his family's home and asks him to be a weaver's apprentice, Baz is eager to start his journey. He and the stranger travel for several sunrises and sunsets until they reach the land of Kallah, where Baz starts his apprenticeship--and soon learns that his master is very cruel. Baz is disheartened, and when the master trades Baz for a sword to a magician, Baz expects no better from his new owner. But as Baz travels further into the depths of the desert with this kind-hearted and wise magician, he learns to re-examine his beliefs about people, the world, and himself, discovering that everything is connected in a continuous journey toward destiny and that no person or thing can ever really be owned.
The Magician’s Apprentice / Kate Banks
“…a meditative novel that draws readers in with its Zen-like, hypnotic quality. It is as much an inner journey as a physical one, and will appeal to reflective readers who enjoy tackling life's "big questions." Throughout, Kate Banks's (The Baby) language is simple and luscious--and at times enigmatic--as she paints her landscape of desert and mountains, and show us the people who reside there.” ~Shelf Awareness (Julia Smith)