Volume One of The Mystic Trilogy

“I called to the Myst, and it sent us you.”

Mystic - by Jason Denzel
Published by Tor Books
Cover artwork by Larry Rostant
For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst.

Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe. Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society.

Such has always been the tradition—until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a restless, low-born teenager, as a candidate.

Commoners have never been welcomed among the select few given the opportunity to rise beyond even the highest nobility. So when Pomella chooses to accept the summons and journey to Kelt Apar, she knows that she will have more to contend with than the competition for the apprenticeship.

Breaking both law and tradition, Pomella undergoes three trials against the other candidates to prove her worthiness. As the trials unfold, Pomella navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.

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Sample Chapters

Mystic Chapter 1 Sample

Chapter One


Begin the saga here.

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Mystic Chapter 2 Sample

Chapter Two

“The Book of Songs”

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Mystic Chapter 3 Sample

Chapter Three

“The Mystwood”

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Audiobook Sample

Read for you by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Island of Moth
Map of the Island of Moth – by Rhys Davies
Kelt Apar
Map of Kelt Apar – by Rhys Davies
“On the wind, my breath
By the light between
     My eyes to far-lost Fayün
So shall I hold dear
     All that lives in harmony
Within the Myst and
     Carry it into the Deep”


“The twists and turns in the plot kept this reader on her toes. Pomella has spunk and courage, and sweet Sim is loyal to a fault. It’s hard not to fall into this story.”
— RT Book Reviews

“Denzel, best known for his founding of a preeminent Robert Jordan fan site, builds a solidly enjoyable debut. Pomella’s manipulation of the Myst through song gives the story a poetic feel. This fantasy adventure is clearly inspired by the classics but still finds something new to say.”
— Publishers Weekly

The road to Kelt Apar…

Behind-the-scenes features on the making of Mystic

Making of the Book Cover

Making the Book Cover

Take a look at cover artist Larry Rostant’s process in creating the Mystic book cover.

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Making of the Book Cover

Signing the Book Deal

The story of how Mystic found its publisher.

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More Books in the Series

Learn about the other books in The Mystic Trilogy

Mystic Dragon


A rare celestial event infuses Mystics across the land with tremendous power while new threats lurk on the island of Moth and beyond.

Mystic Skies


The worlds have merged and the lineage of Mystics on Moth is endangered. Pomella must travel into the Mystic Skies to preserve the future of her people.

The Nameless Saint

Bonus Prologue chapter to THE MYSTIC TRILOGY

A short story featuring Saint Brigid that introduces new readers to the world of Mystic.

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