Book one in a character-driven middle reader series about an Alaska Native teenager living in small-town Alaska. While helping his dad at the Moose Like Espresso Cafe, Rigs Seward gets a firsthand look at the locals, and all of their local drama.
A dwarven magus must enter a world he grew up only hearing of. As he strives to find his place and faces numerous dangers (and at least one too many gnomes) his naivete in life and love may bring more danger than any enemy ever could.
Great start. A murder, then a suicide by main character in the first chapter. What could come next.