Clash of Chaos by Trip Ellington is the first book of the Evermage Prequels. Deinre is a soldier whom finds he can wield magic.
This was an interesting read. The characters were believable, and it's pretty imaginative. I did find a couple of discrepancies, though I overlooked them as it did not hinder my reading.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.