The Ashen Levels by C.F. Welburn is all five books in one edition, FLEDGLING; JOURNEYMAN; ADEPT; HERO; PARAGON. Welburn has a beautiful writing style, and a wonderful imagination. This story has a very unique magic system and odd, wonderful characters. I can't say enough about this story. If you read one book this year, or any other year, for that matter, you must read The Ashen Levels! You will be thoroughly delighted!