Ok, I read this book a very long time ago but can't for the life of me remember what it was called or who wrote it. I remember the cover vividly though. It had a wizard sitting in a dining room with a beer can that resembled a budweiser. He was wearing either a bath robe as well...I think. If anyone can remember this book or even just give me a hint to what it was called i'd appreciate it. It was the first one in a series that I never had the chance to finish. The storyline was something like: A white male and black female were pulled into a different world by this wizard. One becomes a mage the other a fighter in the war against "evil". The only reason I make note of their ethnicity is because racism was a very very minute part of the plot, but might be memorable. Thanks to anyone with info.
Ok, i'm editing this to try and give a little more information. Hopefully I have it correctly in my brain. The male and female that were pulled to the other world had to help this mage/wizard lead the army in the war. I'm pretty sure the male was the one with the *spark* and was first trained to use fire while sitting around a campfire with the mage. The mage tried to get him to light a candle or something. I really hope this information is correct. Please someone help. I've been looking for this book forever and am really happy I found this site. If you have an idea or any suggestions on how I can go about finding this book utilizing other tools, please, i'd be happy to hear them.