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"With vivid scene-setting, McCauley expertly draws readers into a perilous, sometimes ruthless world as experienced through the eyes of a boy consumed by guilt and grief over his family's plight and the uncertainty about who he is becoming."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Merlin's Apprentice: The Mage is a powerful and exciting new book for younger readers. It takes an unflinching look at the horrors of slavery but in ways that will start important conversations while entertaining middle grade and adult readers alike. Brava!"
- Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Black Panther: Doomwar and editor of Don't Turn out the Lights