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Sunday, December 28, 2014

He Is Right to Be Worried

Nikko is right to be worried about the upcoming battle. This will be a rather unique test. None of us has ever fought so many powerful creatures at one time in a battle of this magnitude with such high stakes.

And for the new Wizard Darius - I certainly do not envy his trial by fire. His first real experience will come in the form of a cataclysmic battle for the future of the natural world. He will certainly be learning his own limitations on the job.

And the normals - people without any sort of magical powers at all - they will be putting their lives on the line in all this. I am quite surprised by their bravery and character. Who would have thought they would so eagerly help us defend the natural world against such a threat?

And what will happen to me? I have an odd feeling about this. I am supposed to play some sort of role in things to come, but what role will it be? Will I become a savior for the natural world, or will my actions ultimately condemn the world to a darker future? Will I be able to live to tell about my role, or will it be one that requires the ultimate sacrifice from me? I suppose I will simply have to wait and see what destiny is in store for me. You would think that after more than five hundred years, I would be used to this sort of thing.

You do not want to miss the role Balthazar plays in the final battle for The Box of Death! So download Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles now.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Almost Showtime

Let's do a rundown of what we needed to locate the final fragment of The Box of Death:

1. Learn the locations of our physical connection points - Check
2. Learn the location of the dead magic's connection point - Check
3. Find the new Wizard of Lightning - Check
4. Get him trained - Check

And that means, we should be about ready to move. We're going to need a plan once we get wherever it is we're going. While we might find that fragment before Malo ever gets close, I would rather not assume our better luck than we've ever had before. No, instead, I think it would be wise to assume we're going to have to fight for that final fragment. We need to be ready to defend against anything Malo might throw at us.

And that begs the question of just how ready everyone is for this. I worry about Summer, Jolie, and Reece, and what might happen to them during this battle. I worry about the safety of Balthazar, and what his future holds. I worry about Darius, who will have a trial by fire in the battle to come. And I worry about the Sentinels, the normals who will be fighting alongside us to try and protect the natural world.

There's a lot at stake here, and an awful lot could go wrong. And if it does, we could be in some serious trouble...

Want to see how things turn out for the wizards in their final battle? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, now.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Darius Has Arrived

Guess what? Darius is finally ready to fight with us against Malo! He apparently had to beg Zhephyrus to let him out of the Realm of Lightning, but even still, at least he's here. I have no idea how well trained he is, how powerful his spark has grown, or what sort of spells he can cast. What I do know is that he carries one really big golden battle axe and wields it like it's nobody's business.

And now I guess we're ready to go touch those physical connection points and locate the final fragment of The Box of Death. Everything is going to come to a head pretty soon, and we have got to be ready for it.

I'll admit, I'm more than a little bit nervous about this. We need to stop Malo, but with the powerful creatures he has fighting on his side, this is gonna be way worse than Taxco. Zombies were at least pretty easy to kill. Sure, we had to deal with Jhophes and Skree, but they're nothing compared to three golems, Dr. Bones, and Mastema. And if Malo finds that last piece before we do, we might end up having to fight even more powerful creatures than that. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this goes well.

Want to see how Darius does in his first magical battle? Want to see how things work out in the fight over The Box of Death? Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, now to find out.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Where's Darius?

Zhephyrus needs to hurry up and train the new Wizard of Lightning. We're ready to go locate the physical connection points so we can find the final fragment of The Box of Death.

But we're missing the one wizard who can allow that to happen!

I know he hasn't had much time to learn how to use magic, but we don't have forever. His training has got to be over with soon. Otherwise, there won't be a natural world left for him to help protect. He's gonna come back here to find a new Realm of Dead Magic - and no matter how well trained he is, he isn't going to survive in that world for very long.

Reece keeps telling me to give him more time, but he's about out of time. Between Nikko worrying about failing the natural world, Balthazar worrying about his destiny, and Summer's general sense of anxiety about the impending battle, I'm about to go crazy. If Darius doesn't show up soon, we may have to figure out an alternative plan - except I don't think such a plan exists.

Will Darius arrive in time to help the wizards stop Malo? Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, to find out.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Dead Magic Exists in Sangay

I have the answer! I know where the physical connection point exists for the dead magic. Well, truth be told, I had no idea. I have never heard of such a thing. But thankfully, the seer was able to "guess" the right location because of her ability to sense magic. She has proven to be quite useful.

It turns out the physical connection point for the dead magic exists at the Sangay Volcano. If you do not know where that is, I am not surprised. I had no idea either. However, it turns out that it is an active volcano in central Ecuador, a sort of natural world surrogate for the dead magic volcanoes that exist within the Realm of Dead Magic.

And that is the final piece of the puzzle we have been searching for. Now, all we need is the new Wizard of Lightning to return from the Realm of Lightning Magic, and we will be ready to locate the final fragment of The Box of Death. And that means I am one step closer to meeting whatever sort of destiny I am meant to fulfill. I have to admit that I am a bit anxious at the prospect of that destiny. I have no idea what is in store for me. I only hope I manage to survive.

Will Balthazar survive the battle over The Box of Death? Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, to find out.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Physical Connection Points

If you've read Book 2, you know that the connection between the Realm of Magic and the natural world comes in the form of six magical connection points. It seems that the connection point for my magic - water magic - exists deep down inside the Mariana Trench. For those of you who don't know your geography, that is the deepest part of the natural world's oceans, so I guess it would make a whole lot of sense that my magic's physical connection point would be there.

And so, I'll have go there and establish some sort of physical connection with the water magic deep down inside the darkness of that trench. Supposedly, that is going to help us figure out how to find the final fragment of The Box of Death.

And that means the climactic battle with Malo is getting closer. I'm a little nervous about that. After all, we've had difficulty fending off his golems, fighting our friend Stanley (who has become Mastema), and defeating Dr. Bones - not to mention the difficulty we've had with Malo himself. Yikes! It sounds even worse that I originally thought. This is definitely not going to be fun.

Want to learn more about the Realm of Magic's connection to the natural world? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles now.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Why Are We Just Now Learning About This?

Why is it that I always feel like I'm in the dark until Nikko decides to turn the light on? He keeps these little tidbits about magic - like fairies and potions - secret until the time is right to reveal them to us. This has happened so many times since I became sparked as a wizard, and it's quite frustrating.

Here's what I've learned. Apparently, one of the Tomes of Magic back in the Realm of Light Magic deals very specifically with potions. Each section of the tome is devoted to potions of a particular type of magic, and each of us wizards can only read the potion recipes that correspond with our sparks.

I've also learned that potions have a list of ingredients that will inevitably include one of us using some of our magic to give the potion its power. According to Nikko, how we combine the ingredients - and our spark - determines whether or not the potion will even work and how well it will work. If we mess something up, the potion might even have unintended effects.

Let me say, that sounds like a good reason to follow the recipe. I'm not all that eager to see the unintended effects of a potion that wasn't made right. In my experience, limited as it is, "unintended" means "bad." So, we'll see what's in this tome, and if I find a potion worth making, I will definitely follow the recipe.

Want to learn more about potions and how the wizards use them? Then, download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

I Remember Potions, Too

Balthazar mentioned that he never really found potions to be all that useful. Quite frankly, my experience has been much the same thing. About sixty years ago, my Teacher and Protector, Burgess, introduced me to potions.

You see, their effects are usually very short-lived, which means that whatever you are trying to accomplish isn't going to last for very long. It would be just my luck that a potion would fail right at the most inopportune time (like an invisibility potion wearing off while I was standing in the middle of a throng of powerful enemies).

If you add the fact that their shelf life tends not to be all that long, potions are rather limited. I've had the need to make potions a couple of times over the years, though not lately. However, perhaps our impending battle with Malo over the Box of Death will present an opportunity to use a potion or two.

Balthazar makes a compelling argument about looking for anything that might help protect the normals in whatever sort of confrontation is going to occur. They are my friends, and if a potion can help to keep them safe, then so be it. The Three Wizards and I will look to see if there is anything useful.

Want to learn more about potions or find out how Nikko and the wizards use them in the battle against Malo? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.




Sunday, November 2, 2014

How To Stop Malo

So, according to the fairies, to find the final fragment of The Box of Death we are going to have to locate the physical connection points with each of the six types of magic. We are still waiting for Darius to return to us from the Realm of Lightning Magic, but we already know where his physical connection point is. The problem we have is that we aren't sure exactly where the physical connection point is for the dead magic. The fairies were unable to tell us that.

And that has created a bit of a problem, because Balthazar doesn't know. Heck, he didn't know that such a physical connection point even existed. And so, here we are, so close to figuring out the last piece of the puzzle, but no idea where to start searching for that last piece.

Unfortunately, if we don't figure it out soon, it won't matter. Malo will have already found the final fragment of the artifact, and the natural world as we know it may cease to exist. It will be overrun by goblins, skeletons, and even more powerful creatures. The secret existence of magic will no longer be a secret, and the world will pay for our failure to keep that secret.

Will the wizards locate the final fragment of The Box of Death before Malo? Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, to find out.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I Remember Using Potions

It seems that Nikko is contemplating using some potions to assist us in our attempt to stop Malo. I remember dabbling in the use of potions over two hundred years ago when I was the Wizard of Dead Magic. I was looking for something that might give me an edge to defeat the Wizards of Light Magic at the time. I tried using a few of them - like a potion that hid my spark from detection and one that caused the recently deceased to rise out of a cemetery and serve my bidding.

The problem I found was that their effects were much too short lived. Given how difficult they were to create and the fact that they were only good for so long, I decided that they just were not all that useful for my purposes.

However, perhaps Nikko and his wizards can identify potions that might be of benefit to us. After all, potions can be used to provide a short-term magical spell that might benefit the normals who will be fighting with us. And quite frankly, given what we are up against, I worry about the safety of the Sentinels. These normals will be asked to put their lives on the line once again, and any help we can give them will be better than nothing.

Want to learn more about potions, Balthazar, or the normals who are fighting to protect the natural world? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We Have Some New Members

Savannah was so pleased to learn that she did not suffer from some sort of bizarre illness - and that all of her strange tattoos and sensations were the result of magic. It didn't take long for her to be convinced.

Her parents, on the other hand, were quite the opposite. From what I have been told by the girl and the three young wizards, her parents took quite a bit of convincing. In fact, I believe it was the appearance of Dr. Bones and some other members of Malo's small army that solidified their belief.

I feel a bit sorry for them, though. Like all those who learn of the existence of magic, their entire world has been turned upside down. Everything they thought they knew has gone out the window, so to speak. For Maggie and Brian, their old selves are now going to be nothing but a cover for their real purpose in life.

You see, along with their daughter, they have been brought into the Sentinels. They will learn how to keep an eye open for things of the magical realm, for wizards and goblins, artifacts, and spells. Their daughter will work with me so that I might teach her how to better control her powers. Without practice, at some point those powers could drive her insane - and that just would not do anyone any good.

And so, the Sentinels have grown, adding three new members who will assist us in any way they can. I am certain all three of them will eventually see things they wish they could forget. I only hope they can learn to accept them without any psychological consequences. We do not need any of our members losing touch with reality.

Want to learn more about Savannah and her parents? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fissures

Being the Wizard of Earth Magic sometimes has its benefits. You probably already know about my ability to heal, and that comes in quite handy. (It will hopefully come in handy again, if we can capture Mastema.)

But my powers can also be destructive. One of my more powerful spells allows me to open a fissure in the ground. I can use it to create earthquakes to bring down a building (which you know if you read Book 2), and I can use it to split the ground open so that enemies get swallowed up.

It's a bit more destructive than I like, so I don't use it all that often. While I can cause the fissure to seal itself afterwards (leaving the ground as if it had never been split open), using it in a place populated by normals will inevitably cause a lot of collateral damage, and that's something I prefer to avoid unless there is no other alternative.

Still, it's nice to know the power is there if and when I need it. I have mentioned that it can be difficult to be the protection and healing wizard, especially when it comes time to fight. Having a few powerful and destructive spells, though, can help me be a bit more of an offensive force when we have to stave off an assault from Malo's forces. And the ability to cause a fissure is one of those powerful and destructive spells.

See how Summer's fissure spell is used in the battle for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.




Sunday, October 5, 2014

I Pushed My Ring a Bit Too Far

Apparently, a feathery bird golem can fly pretty darn quickly. It's a good thing I was using my ring of flight instead of my own spark when I tried to outrun it!

My spark would have run out before I made it to the magical dead zone. But not my artifact ring. It gave me everything it had, and I gladly accepted its power because that's the only reason I didn't get ripped to shreds by the golem's claws.

I will say that crash landing hard into the ground when the ring finally gave out was not the most pleasant experience I've ever had. But at least I'm still alive, and I crash landed inside the magical dead zone.

The golem tried to follow me, which didn't turn out so well for that magical creature. It's a shame that it didn't make it farther into the magical dead zone - it might have completely burned up. And that would have made Malo's ability to locate the final fragment of The Box of Death that much more difficult. It might have taken the golem thousands of years to be ready to be re-summoned, and that would definitely have made Malo a bit...angry.

All in all, though, I can't complain. I'm still alive, the golem got a taste of what pain feels like, and we still have a chance to stop Malo. I just hope my ring recharges, and recharges soon, because I'm sure going to need it down the road.

Don't miss the epic battle for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I Was Right!

I just had to post this given Nikko's most recent mention of his date. I was right! Love is in the air, so all you doubters out there can kiss my butt.

Besides, it was good that I was right. If Nikko and Cassie had never gone out on a date, we would have never been able to meet Savannah, the newest member of our group. She seems nice enough. She has red hair like Summer, and when she is around something sparked with magic, these bright red tattoos show up all over her body. It's almost like she has some connection to fire magic, though I'm not sure what that is all about.

Still, it's kind of nice having someone closer to my age to pal around with. It's not that I dislike my sisters, but they are a bit older than me, and sometimes that leaves me feeling like the odd girl out.

I worry about Savannah's safety, though, because she doesn't have any magical powers of her own. That means someone is going to have to make sure she stays protected. I'll do my best to see that nothing bad happens to her, but I'm pretty sure that is going to have to be a group effort, especially since the girl's parents don't know anything about the existence of magic. Learning about that will be quite an eye-opening experience for them, I'm sure.

See how Savannah's parents learn about the existence of magic. Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More Ups Than Downs?

It seems things have taken a few turns for the better here lately. First, let me get things started by saying that apparently Reece and Jolie were right about Cassie. She and I went out on a date, and that turned out to be a very unique dating experience. We encountered a seer, a young girl named Savannah, while we were trying to have a nice quiet dinner. The girl could sense magic, though she was not sparked with it. She instinctively knew that I was the Wizard of Fire, though she and I had never met.

It was a rather odd date, and it took a turn for the worse when we were interrupted by Dr. Bones and a bunch of Malo's goons. Mastema nearly killed me, and both Cassie and Savannah were scared for their lives. In the end, it all turned out about as well as could be expected, and now we've got this new girl protected inside the magical dead zone.

Though I'm not sure yet of the potential of this young seer, she may have some role to play in helping us stop Malo. She adds a completely new set of skills that we do not currently possess. She has the power to sense all types of magic, perhaps even more powerfully than a wizard.

So, between our encounter with her and our success in locating Darius, the next Wizard of Lightning, it seems we have finally had an opportunity to experience a few more ups than downs recently. We'll see how it all plays out, but right now, things may be starting to move in the right direction.

Don't miss out on finding out more about the seer and her involvement with the wizards. Download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Has Some Potential

Well, quite a few surprises have surfaced recently. Nikko and his wizards have finally located the new Wizard of Lightning, Stanley White has been corrupted by dead magic, and we have managed to locate a seer (though I think it is more accurate to state that the seer managed to locate us). All of this has the potential to influence - for better or worse - our quest to stop Malo.

I am not certain whether the new Wizard of Lightning will be trained enough to have an influence in the battle over the final fragment of The Box of Death, but if somehow that were possible, he could definitely add some powerful magic to any sort of battle. After all, right now, we have husk walkers, golems, and other powerful creatures fighting on Malo's side.

And one of those creatures happens to be Mastema - the Angel of Hostility - formerly Stanley White from the Sentinels. He has been corrupted by dead magic and transformed into something quite hideous, but also quite powerful. And Nikko made the mistake of developing some sort of magical connection with the man buried inside the monster, though that has not worked out in our favor so far. Summer thinks she can heal Mastema, and given what she was able to do for me, I have no reason to doubt her. But as she admits, we first have to find a way to restrain him, and so far that has proven quite difficult. Hopefully, he does not prove to be our undoing.

But perhaps what intrigues me the most is the recent entrance of the seer. This young girl seems to have the ability to sense all sorts of magic, and that power may prove to be our greatest asset. We shall ultimately have to see exactly what role she is to play in events to come, but I firmly believe she will play some role, as long as we can manage to keep her alive.

You will want to see how things play out with Darius, Mastema, and the seer, so download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another Step Forward?

Well, it seems we've managed to take another step forward (does that put us back to zero, Nikko?). While Nikko and Cassie were out on a date (Reece was right), they managed to encounter this young girl named Savannah.

It turns out she is a seer - someone who can sense magic but is not sparked with it. Unlike us wizards, who are sensitive only to our unique type of magic, a seer is sensitive to all types of magic.

So, Savannah can sense lots and lots of different types of artifacts, and maybe she can help us track down the final fragment of the Box of Death. Unfortunately, she has little control over her power, and that may pose a bit of a problem. According to what we learned, seers can end up going insane because of their inability to block out those magical sensations.

And I'd hate for Savannah to go insane. She's our age, and it's been kind of nice to have another teenager around. She seems really fun, and her parents are absolutely loaded. They used to live in this really awesome, big old house until Summer destroyed it (you gotta read the book for learn about that).

So, right now, I think it's still unclear what role she's going to play (if any) in our quest to stop Malo. But if nothing else, we've got somebody else our age to hang around with for the time being.

Want to learn more about Savannah and the power of a seer? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

I Can Heal Him

Stanley's been corrupted. He's been transformed into this thing called Mastema - a powerful creature with these nasty large bat wings and sharp spikes sticking out of his shoulders. It certainly is not an attractive look by any stretch of the imagination.

Dead magic has the power to corrupt. It transformed Balthazar from a good man into a wizard of pure evil. It has the power to transform regular folks into zombies and other monstrous creatures.

But its power is not infinite. I was able to cure Balthazar from the Plague of Jhophes, and he was able to turn his back on the power of dead magic. If I could cure him, then I can drive the corruptive power out of Mastema, too. But to do that, we would need to restrain him long enough for me to use my healing bracelets, and that will be easier said than done. Malo isn't going to let me get close enough to him to have that chance.

But if we don't manage to heal him, we may be forced to kill him (assuming he doesn't kill us first). And I, for one, do not want it to come to that. Stanley was - is - a good man, someone who put his life on the line to keep the natural world from becoming a desolate wasteland. He deserves a better fate than the one he has so far been dealt.

Want to see how things turn out for the wizards' friend Stanley? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

One Step Forward - And Two Steps Back

So, as Reece reported, we have found the next Wizard of Lightning. She has taken him to the Realm of Lightning to be trained. Hopefully, that can happen rather expeditiously because we could certainly use another competent wizard on our side.

So, one problem solved. We've taken one step forward. But, now we have two new problems.

Problem #1: Balthazar killed Agatha Marks, the horrible woman who was running the Sentinels and tried to have Michael and our Sentinel allies killed. That part isn't the problem, though. It got much worse when Malo managed to acquire her body and resurrect her into this even more horrible demonic creature. As bad as she was when she was alive, she's even worse now that she's dead.

Problem #2: Somehow Stanley White, one of our Sentinel allies, has become corrupted by dead magic. I'm not exactly sure how that happened, but he has now also become a pawn of Malo. He's been transformed into some sort of creature that goes by the name of Mastema - the Angel of Hostility.

So, now, we've got Malo, Dr. Bones, three golems, a pair of husk walkers, a resurrected Agatha Marks, and a creature named Mastema to deal with. And all we've managed to do is locate Darius, the next Wizard of Lightning. Right now, I don't feel like we're coming out ahead on all this.

Want to see how this all turns out? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

We've Done It!

We've done it! Somehow, we've done it! I don't know how, but we did, and boy did that end a bit too tentatively for my taste.

I guess I should tell you what we did, huh? We found the next Wizard of Lightning. It's some guy by the name of Darius. We found him working the docks in Alexandria, Egypt, and at first he thought we were a bunch of weirdos.

I guess that's not much of a surprise. I mean, four people dressed in cloaks show up, and one of them - a young teenage girl - is carrying a large battle hammer. I'm surprised he didn't run away, but somehow Nikko convinced him to listen. And then, we got to show off our stuff. A few minor spells, and he was a believer.

Unfortunately, Dr. Bones showed up and tried to ruin everything with his pet husk walkers. But still, we managed to get Darius out of there, and I have safely deposited him in the Realm of Lightning. Zhephyrus is going to train him and make sure he's in good battle shape - hopefully before any climactic battle with Malo.

I hope he trains quickly. We sure could use another powerful wizard on our side. And maybe he'll know of a way to stop the husk walkers.

Want to learn more about Darius, the new Wizard of Lightning? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Now That I Have Everyone's Attention

Thanks to Summer for redirecting everyone's attention back to the more important matters at hand (and believe me when I say I am surprised it was Summer who did this). We do indeed have work to do. Malo is still trying to locate The Box of Death, and we are still in need of finding the next Wizard of Lightning.

And unfortunately, the husk walkers have now managed to take the form of Ethan and Kade, two recently deceased members of the Sentinels - and they possess all the memories those two men once possessed. That will pose a significant problem for us, because that means Malo now knows everything they knew. And that means he now has information at his disposal that could be used to hurt us or our Sentinel allies.

I have already mentioned how powerful the husk walkers are. Somehow, we have managed to survive against them so far, but if we do not figure out a way to stop them, we may not be alive long enough to locate the final fragment of the Box of Death. And if Malo should acquire it, the natural world will be plunged into darkness. Make no mistake about that.

Want to learn more about what happens to Ethan and Kade and whether or not the wizards are able to stop the husk walkers? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Let's Get Back to Work


First off, let me say that I have no idea what Reece and Jolie are talking about regarding Nikko and Cassie. I haven't noticed anything odd about the way she looks at him and talks about him.

But more importantly, Nikko is right. As the oldest of the three sisters - and probably the one most likely to someday have a boyfriend - I would hate to have them throwing out a bunch of gory details about my relationship on this site.

And besides, we've got work to do, and we need to get back to it. In case everyone's forgotten, we still have to find a way to end the threat posed by the Box of Death. And so far, it doesn't seem like anyone has figured out a way to do that yet. Oh yeah, and we still need to find that wild card Reece mentioned - you know, the next Wizard of Lightning. We could definitely use one more magical ally to help us stop Malo.

So, I think we need to stop musing about Nikko's love life and start looking for the new wizard. I'm sure that's not going to be an easy thing to do.

Want to learn more about Summer or the next Wizard of Lightning? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why Is My Love Life on This Blog?

Nikko
Can someone please explain to me how we went from discussing Dr. Bones, husk walkers, and golems to talking about my love life? And in what world does it seem okay to post all this stuff on our blog?

And just for the record, I like to cut loose and have fun. I just do it in a way more befitting me and my interests than ways that would seem appropriate to a bunch of teenage girls. I don't like going shopping at the Mall of America or dressing up in fancy dresses - neither of which should come as a surprise to anyone.

I have always been intrigued by magic, both the good and evil aspects of it. Even when I was a little boy, the concept of magic was interesting to me. Of course, I never thought that one day I'd be able to wield its power, and I had no idea just how powerful it was. So yes, I do enjoy learning more about it because I've always had a love for it.

And with regard to my love life, there are parts of my past that I have chosen not to share with the Three Wizards - or anyone else for that matter. They've never learned about that part of my past, and I'm sure they would be surprised to learn that I have fallen in love with a normal once since I became a wizard. It didn't go well, and I would just as soon not repeat that mistake.

So, I guess that means they don't have anything to worry about. They can talk about me falling in love, but the truth is that is not going to happen. I refuse to allow it. So, consider the issue closed.

Want to learn more about Nikko and his past? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

This Just Keeps Getting Better and Better


Amid a potential battle with husk walkers, Dr. Bones, some golems, and the Wizard of Dead Magic, now Reece thinks she's stumbled upon a potential romance between Nikko and Cassie. I will admit, I think she might be right, though I don't think Nikko is all that ready to develop a romantic relationship. He's our Teacher and Protector, and he takes that job very seriously - sometimes a bit too seriously. And right now, I'd say he's worried about things to come in our battle over the Box of Death, and I don't think he's got much brain power left over to worry about starting a relationship.

I could be wrong, but I think I know Nikko pretty well by now. He spends his time focusing on the business at hand and doesn't spend much time or attention on the more fun things in life. I mean, we may be wizards, and our responsibility for protecting the natural world is a bit daunting sometimes, but we're still people. We still crave a bit of relaxation, fun, and even romance. Well, at least I do. I enjoy the moments where I can just be Jolie, the teenage girl, having fun with my sisters (but I haven't found any opportunity for that whole romance thing). Moments to just be me don't come around that often - especially lately - but when they do, I plan to enjoy them.

I don't know that I can say the same about Nikko. When we're off having fun, he's usually cloistered away in his room, reading something interesting about magic. Or, he might be off in the Hall of Wizards, learning more about some aspect of magic that intrigues him. There was this time a while back that we convinced him to go on a picnic with us, and that surprised me no end. Of course, first we had to battle the creature Reptillo at the Mall of America, but at least we had some downtime afterward.

And that picnic was the last time I really remember Nikko letting loose and enjoying himself. So, if you ask me, I don't think Nikko is quite ready to allow himself to become distracted by a woman. I'm not sure he even remembers how to be anything but a wizard.

Want to learn more about Jolie and see whether or not she is right about Nikko and Cassie? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nikko and Cassie Sitting in a Tree

Reece
Ha, ha, ha! Guess what? I think there's going to be some budding romance going on within our camp! It seems that one of the Sentinels - a woman by the name of Cassie - may have become a bit enamored with my Teacher and Protector. I can't say for sure yet, so right now, I'm gonna keep an eye on those two and see what happens.

I know what you're thinking. "Hey Reece, why would you start such a silly rumor? We all know Nikko is much too engrossed in his role as Teacher and Protector. Besides, he's got that whole eye patch thing going. All he needs is a parrot on his shoulder and he could be Blackbeard or some other pirate."

But I'm telling you, I see how she looks at him, and I hear how she talks about him. She has a thing for him. I'm not sure why, but she does. It seems a bit weird, since Nikko has been more or less my surrogate dad since I became a wizard. Sure, he's a tough, really old dad, but he's all my sisters and I have. And we really would like to see him happy. I don't know how long it's been since he's allowed himself to get really close to someone in a romantic way, but I would imagine it's been quite a while (he is, after all, more than a hundred and fifty years old).

So, we'll see what happens. Maybe it will work out. Who knows? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Want to learn more about Reece or to find out whether Nikko is going to fall in love with a normal? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Let's Not Forget the Golems

Nikko
So, according to Balthazar, we've got a lot to handle with Dr. Bones' huskwalkers. But we have an added problem: golems. Apparently, Malo has summoned some creatures from the Realm of Dead Magic that are going to help him locate the Box of Death. According to what I've been able to learn in the Hall of Wizards, there are three golems, creatures that can serve as seekers to assist a Wizard of Dead Magic in locating powerful magical artifacts.

One golem is an enormously large creature made of onyx. The second golem is a bird-like flying creature. And the third is a swift, leopard-like golem. Each of them is powerful, and they will be difficult to defeat.

Between Dr. Bones, the husk walkers, and the golems - not to mention Malo himself - it looks like we're going to have our hands full. Hopefully, we'll be up to the challenge. I'm going to have to put my worries aside and trust that between the Three Wizards, Balthazar, our Sentinel allies, and me, we're going to have what it takes to save the natural world. Hopefully, the fairies will provide some unique insights that can assist us - though I wouldn't be willing to stake my life on that.

Want to learn more about Nikko, the husk walkers, Dr. Bones, or the golems? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ugh! Huskwalkers

Balthazar
If you've begun reading The Box of Death, you probably know that we've had the joy of encountering some husk walkers. Let me say that among all the wonderful creatures we could encounter, I would rank husk walkers among the top two or three creatures I would choose to avoid.

Husk walkers are powerful creatures who come to the natural world and take control of the bodies of the deceased. They wear the deceased's skin as their own, and they can access that dead person's memories - all of them. A Wizard of Dead Magic does not possess the spark necessary to summon them. No, they are so powerful that only one Lord of the Dead has that power:  Dr. Bones.

Dr. Bones is a very special (and by special, I mean deadly) Lord of the Dead. When it comes to most of the lords, their power comes in terms of their battle prowess or their control over their minion. But Dr. Bones does not possess minions of his own. Instead, magic is his power, and he wields it much more proficiently than any other Lord of the Dead.

You might be asking what makes a husk walker so powerful? Well, the short answer is that it is impossible to destroy one. When you add the fact that they have unbelievable strength and quickness, we have ourselves a problem.

Hopefully, Nikko can consult the fairies of light magic and identify a way for us to defeat them. If not, we may be in trouble.

Want to learn more about Balthazar, the husk walkers, or Dr. Bones? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.
 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thank You, Reece!

Summer
Thank you, Reece! I needed to read your post. I was getting all depressed about The Box of Death. Jolie and Nikko had me worried sick about our chances of survival. Balthazar had me concerned that he was going to end up doing something so extreme that he might end up as our enemy again.

But you...for once you actually said something that sounded rather upbeat and optimistic. I have to admit it sounds a bit naive after reading the posts made by the others. But still, I hope you're right! I think a lot of things can happen as we try to keep Malo from finding the final fragment of the Box of Death - and not all of that stuff has to be bad. We've gotten lucky before, things have worked out for us, and I'm sure things will work out for us again.

At least I hope so! Oh boy, now I'm getting worried again. It would be really nice if something would happen pretty quickly that would give us a bit more hope...

Want to see how things turn out for the wizards in their battle with Malo? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Next Wizard of Lightning is the Wild Card

Reece
All this doom and gloom posted by Jolie, Nikko, and Balthazar is really getting me down. Sure, things look like they could end up pretty bad for us. But things looked that way when Malo had used Jhophes to create an entire zombie army that overran most of North America. And while The Box of Death has the potential to be way worse than that, everyone has left out one important wild card in all this.

And that would be the next Wizard of Lightning. I've already mentioned why we need to find this person before Malo. But what I didn't say was that perhaps this person can really help us turn the tide in our quest to keep the Box of Death from ever being used.

You're probably asking yourself: What will one more wizard do for us? It's hard to explain, and I'm not sure I really can. I just have this sense that the next Wizard of Lightning has the potential to play an important role in the battle to come. Maybe that's just me being dumb - or maybe it's because I'm the one carrying around the Hammer of Lightning. I get a sense that this artifact is going to be important - I'm just not sure why.

I'd ask the fairies, but I'm sure they won't tell me anything right now. They tend to keep secrets from us until they decide we're ready to hear those secrets. Ugh! Well, right now, I guess I've got no choice but to be optimistic, because it sounds like nobody else is.

Want to find out more about the next Wizard of Lightning and what role that wizard plays in the battle with Malo? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sometimes Extreme Actions Are Needed

Balthazar
I saw Jolie's post about The Box of Death. I understand that the wizards worry that I may be corrupted again by the dead magic. After all, I still possess a bit of dead magic inside me. I, too, worry about the potential. Still, I have taken steps to minimize the likelihood, and that is all I can do.

I also fully understand Nikko's concern for his wizards and the need to trust in them in the coming battle to protect the natural world. We have quite a job ahead of us, and I fully plan to be there, side by side with the wizards of light magic. I have rediscovered my humanity, I have turned down the Sprites' offer of power, and I have no intention of letting the dead magic become the overlord of the natural world.

Still, I suspect that some extreme actions may be needed in the coming days and weeks. Malo is a cold and vicious wizard. He is willing to do whatever it takes to retrieve the final fragment of the Box of Death. And sometimes, the wizards of light magic may lack the stomach to fight fire with fire (please pardon the reference to your particular type of magic, Nikko). And I do not lack the stomach for extreme actions. I spent five hundred years as the wizard of dead magic. I learned how to think and act nihilistically. Though I am trying to turn over a new leaf, I will do whatever it takes to stop Malo from using the Box of Death - even if that means returning to some of my former tactics.

Want to see how things turn out for Balthazar? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

We've Got a Job to Do

Nikko
So, I read what Jolie wrote about me worrying a bit too much about her and her sisters, and I suppose I have to plead guilty. When I found them, they were so young, and quite frankly, I was new at this whole Teacher and Protector thing. I've been around for more than a hundred and fifty years, and yet those three girls were starting with nothing. They hadn't mastered a single spell, and their sparks were so weak.

They've come a long way since those days, but quite frankly, that doesn't keep me from worrying about them. They have a lot of potential, and I've already mentioned that I can't help thinking that they have a destiny to fulfill. And it's my job to make sure they fulfill it!

And that becomes a double-edged sword for me. On the one hand, I want to protect them, to keep them safe, to ensure they have a chance to fulfill their destiny. On the other hand, I know that to become strong enough to fulfill whatever destiny is in store for them, they're going to have to meet challenges head on. I can't protect them, no matter what I might want to believe. The stakes have been raised too much. Malo is on the verge of opening a portal between the Realm of Dead Magic and the natural world. He could soon unleash the power to bring about armageddon for everyone who lives in our world. And that might bring about an eternity of darkness and chaos. The only way to stop him is to trust in myself and the power of the three wizards. It's going to take everything we have to put an end to this threat.

Want to learn more about Nikko, the Three Wizards, and the Box of Death? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I'm Not Looking Forward To This Whole Box of Death Thing

Jolie
So, we're trying to stop Malo from finding the final fragment of the Box of Death. Yeah, and we need to find the next Wizard of Lightning before Malo does. Oh, and we might be doing all of this without any help from our Sentinel friends. But, at least we've got Balthazar, unless, of course, he gets corrupted by dead magic again.

So, there you have it. We've got a lot going on, and quite frankly, I'm not looking forward to it all that much. We barely managed to end a zombie invasion that had taken over most of North America. And if we fail in our next quest, the entire world will probably be overrun with a whole lot worse than just a bazillion zombies.

Does that sound like good times to you? It might, because you're just gonna sit there and read about it. You don't actually have to live through it. Heck, I'm not even sure I'm gonna live through it. I wonder if Nikko worries about that? I'm sure he does, he worries about everything. Sometimes, he's so protective of us that it gets to the point of being a bit obsessive.

But I'm pretty sure we're about to have a bit too much going on for him to be too protective. After all, it's our job to protect the natural world, and even if he worries about us, he's going to make sure we do our job.

Want to find out who lives through the battle for the future of the natural world? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

What's Going to Happen to the Sentinels?

Summer
In our quest to stop Malo from transforming the natural world into a zombie wonderland, we met some really cool normals who provided a lot of help. I know Nikko already talked about Michael and Jennifer McCoy and how they're a part of this group called the Sentinels that has been around for quite a long time. I really grew to like them, but I gotta say, I'm a little worried about them.

You see, the Sentinels are led by this nasty old woman named Agatha Marks. Members of the Sentinels take some stupid oath that prohibits them from getting involved in the war between the wizards. They're just supposed to sit around and observe what happens, jotting things down into the Chronicles (some big old book or something).

Anyway, Agatha Marks was really mad that Michael and Jennifer, along with a few others, had gotten involved in our battle as we tried to stop Malo's zombie invasion. She told Michael that if we won, he and all of his friends who helped us would be punished. I don't know what that means, but I hope she doesn't plan on throwing them out of her little group. We could certainly use their help as we try to stop Malo from finding the Box of Death.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens to them.

Want to find out what happens to Michael and Jennifer McCoy? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I Have This Sneaking Suspicion

Balthazar
I have this sneaking suspicion that my future is going to be forever tied to magic and to Nikko and his wizards. I cannot wait to see what is in store for me.

Will I play a pivotal role in stopping Malo from using the Box of Death? Will I become corrupted once again by the dead magic? Will I even survive?

Right now, the future seems a little bleak for the natural world. I cannot recall a time when any Wizard of Dead Magic was so close to plunging the natural world into such a state of darkness and chaos, one where the boundary between the natural and the magical worlds was as blurred as it would be if the Box of Death were used. I suppose you would have to go all the way back to Cain, the Wizard of Dead Magic who originally created the Box of Death to begin with.

The suspense about what is to come is killing me, but one thing seems clear. I am not going to be sitting on the sidelines. I am going to be right in the middle of things. I am determined to play an important role in things to come. I am just not certain what that role will be. I hope it turns out to be one that suits me well...

Want to see how things turn out for Balthazar? Then read The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fairies Can Be Quite Obnoxious

Reece
If you've read Rise of the Dead Magic, you know that our sparks were granted to us by the fairies of light magic. The fairies are responsible for choosing who will be their next wizard, and it is their job to ensure we have what it takes to defend the natural world from the Wizard of Dead Magic.

But, I gotta tell you that they can be really difficult to deal with sometimes. You see, they've been around forever and ever, so, you'd think they would be eager to share what what they've learned over that time with wizards who have only been sparked for just a few years.

And yet, that ain't how it works. They up and spring new things on us all the time - like when they decided to reveal that dragons were real and that each of us was "connected" to a dragon of our type of magic. I mean, sheesh, you'd think something like that might seem important enough to share pretty early on.

But they don't. Instead, they wait until they decide the time is right to tell us something new. And when we ask questions about why something is the way it is, they like to give us the most generic answer ever: "That is just the way of things."

I'm pretty sure that when they say that, they really mean one of two things: "we don't have any idea" or "you are too stupid to understand the reason because you haven't been around nearly as long as us."

It would be really nice, for once, to just get a straight answer far enough ahead of time that we could plan better (which, by the way, has to drive Nikko nuts because he's so obsessive about planning).

But, I guess asking them to change the way they've been for millennia isn't going to get me very far...

Want to learn more about Reece, magic, or the fairies? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Teacher & Protector

Nikko
Being the Teacher and Protector of the Three Wizards provided some unique learning experiences for me. As I mentioned earlier, it was not something I felt all that prepared for. It comes with quite the burden, but it also comes with a few unique gifts.

Obviously, I've been sparked a lot longer than the Three Wizards, so it sort of goes without saying that I have more experience with magic than they do. That has made it relatively easy for me to help them to develop their sparks, and they've made quite a bit of progress in a short amount of time. Imagine, though, if I had been sparked at the same time as them or only a few years before them. That would have made "training" them quite an interesting experience.

I will say, though, that training them has not been without difficulties. Remember, when I was nothing but one of the Three Wizards myself, I was the youngest, and I was used to working, practicing, and fighting with male wizards. Working with teenage girls has been quite a shift from what I was used to. Heck, it had been decades since I even interacted with a female, and quite frankly, I can't remember the last time I had interacted with a teenage girl. So, all of that has been quite interesting for me - and it was quite the learning experience.

The other big learning experience was my newfound ability to sense the presence of the dead magic. As the Teacher and Protector, I now have the ability to feel when some powerful emanation of dead magic has been unleashed in the natural world. It's almost like having a dull pounding in my head, creating a magical sense (a seventh sense, if you will) that I can follow, which will lead me to the location of that emanation. I use that power to track down the Wizard of the Dead Magic so that we can stop whatever machinations he has contrived.

And that's really about all there is to it. Beyond the ability to sense the dead magic more powerfully, the role of Teacher and Protector is more about being the most well-trained of the wizards. If something were to happen to me in the immediate future, that role would pass to Summer because she would be the oldest surviving wizard. At that point, I think the role would be more symbolic than anything else, because I can't imagine either Jolie or Reece even calling her their Teacher and Protector. Oh, the drama that would unleash! I guess I better make sure nothing happens to me...

Want to learn more about Nikko or his ability to sense the dead magic? Then download Rise of the Dead Magic, Book 1 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Box of Death Part II

Balthazar
A short time back, I revealed to you what I knew about the Box of Death, which was not all that much. As we fought to turn back Malo's zombie invasion, I learned a bit more about it from Zhephyrus. It appears that Cain created the Box of Death millennia ago using some fragments that were sent to the natural world during the Great Schism.

The Great Schism occurred when the Fairies of Light Magic split the Realm of Magic into three. They did this to protect themselves from the impending threat posed by the Sprites, who had already managed to enslave them for a brief period.

When the Realm was split, a powerful artifact composed of dead magic was shattered into seven pieces so that the fairies could create the abyss, a way to trap the powerful essences of the minions of the Sprites. The seven fragments were then sent to our world - the natural world - lost for all time. Or so the Fairies of Light Magic thought.

The Sprites decided that since they could not travel to the natural world directly without using too much of their spark - and in essence killing themselves - they decided to use inhabitants of the natural world as their surrogates. They identified a man named Cain, a man driven by the darker side of human emotions, and they imbued him with a bit of their magic. He was to be the first in an army of people sparked with the power of dead magic. The Sprites quickly learned, though, that they were unable to provide enough magic to spark more than one person at a time - if they wanted that person to possess enough power to utilize magic in the natural world.

And so, Cain became the first in a long line of wizards, and they gave him the task of finding the seven fragments. They taught him how to imbue objects with magical properties, and he created the first artifact - the Box of Death. It was a little stone box with seven compartments. Each fragment from the Great Schism could be placed within the Box of Death, and the box would merge its power with the power of the other fragments. If all seven of the fragments were to be combined, then the abyss would be destroyed. All the creatures sparked with dead magic would be free.

The unintended consequence of all this (or perhaps the Sprites knew of this consequence) was that the Box of Death itself and the spark it contained would also open a doorway between the Realm of Magic and the natural world. Their minions could freely enter our world, quickly conquering and enslaving it. Cain was to be the ruler of that world, imposing the will of the Sprites on every being, corrupting the beauty of the natural world and transforming it into a new Realm of Dead Magic.

Obviously, the Fairies of Light and Lightning did not appreciate this particular plan, so they decided to identify their own champions. And this began the age of wizards, with the natural world serving as the battlefield .

Cain was eventually able to locate six of the seven fragments, mostly with the help of Jhophes. However, Zhephyrus, the first Wizard of Lightning, managed to stop them. Jhophes was forced back to the abyss, and Cain was killed. He was buried with the Box of Death, and the six fragments he had collected. The location of his burial site was lost until Jhophes rediscovered it during his most recent foray into the natural world. Now, Malo has the Box of Death and will stop at nothing to find that seventh and final fragment. And it is my job to help stop him...

Want to learn more about Balthazar, the Box of Death, or the Realm of Magic? Then download Rise of the Dead Magic, Book 1 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book 2 Is Right Around the Corner

Summer
Guess what? Book 2 is right around the corner. A lot of the questions we've been posing over the last several weeks might soon have some answers.

It picks up only a few weeks after the end of Book 1, with Malo searching for the Box of Death, the Sentinels heading back to Virginia to face their punishment, Balthazar trying to figure out his future, and us trying to find the next Wizard of Lightning.

That sounds like an awful lot going on, and it is. I can't wait to see what's in store for me. I wonder what new magical spells I might learn. I wonder what role I'm going to get to play in trying to stop Malo. I wonder who the next Wizard of Lightning is going to be. I hope it's a boy my age, and that he's hot, hot, hot. Who knows, maybe he and I will hook up.

Of course, it might not mean much if we can't stop Malo from using the Box of Death to unleash a horde of creatures on the natural world. I mean, dating the Wizard of Lightning won't be much fun if the world has seen some sort of dead magic apocalypse, or worse yet, if I'm dead. Ugh! Now I'm making myself all kinds of depressed. I think I'll lift my spirits by conjuring myself up some chocolate ice cream. That makes everything seem easier to deal with.

Want to know how Book 2 turns out? Stay tuned for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles, on sale soon.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Can Balthazar Be Corrupted Again?

Jolie
I know Balthazar turned out to be quite an asset in turning back Malo's zombie army. I also know that Reece has some concerns about Balthazar's future as our ally. I also have some concerns, but my concerns are very different.

It's true that Balthazar was our enemy, and it's true that Jhophes forced out most of his spark when he turned Balthazar into a zombie. It's also true that Balthazar seemed to change - to become more human - the longer he was away from the dead magic.

He seems to have rejected the dead magic, but has the dead magic rejected him? To me, that is the bigger question. He still retains a small bit of his spark, and while he seems rather unwilling to try to grow that spark, I don't know what the Sprites have in store for him. Will they attempt to bring him back to their side, to corrupt him again? And if they do, will he come storming back with a vengeance, more powerful and more malevolent than he was before?

That thought is terrifying to me, perhaps even more because he is now our ally. It was easy to fight him when I did not know him as anything other than the Wizard of Dead Magic. But what happens if he becomes corrupted five years from now? By then, he very well may be more than just our ally; he might very well be our friend. And that would put us into a very difficult position. I only hope that never comes to pass.

Want to learn more about Jolie, Balthazar, or the Sprites? Then download Rise of the Dead Magic, Book 1 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Michael and Jennifer McCoy

Nikko
I've talked a bit about the Sentinels and about whether or not they will continue to be our allies. I thought, though, that today might be a good time to tell you a bit about the two who helped to drum up some help for us among the normals.

Michael and Jennifer McCoy are husband and wife. Apparently, they met after both of them had joined the Sentinels. I'm not sure how roaming the world observing magical battles between wizards creates the environment for love, but hey, who am I to judge?

Anyway, both of them are well-versed in the Chronicles, a history of wizards, magic, and the battles we've had that goes back a fairly long way. When they first met me, they seemed to know more about me than I even knew about myself.

At first, the amount of stuff they knew was a bit unsettling to me. They knew more about the history of magic than even I did. But over time, I very much came to respect them, and the others they convinced to help us. They seemed to be unfazed by the prospect of fighting goblins, zombies, and other creatures from the abyss. They fought with a poise that I never would have expected to exist among normals. And now, I consider them to be friends, friends whose judgment I have come to respect.

I hope the future brings us back together, that they are not forced to return to the way things used to be. It was nice having friends that weren't just wizards. Being the Teacher and Protector of the Three Wizards is great, but it comes with quite a responsibility, one that can be quite a burden sometimes. I have grown to love those three girls, and I don't want anything to happen to them. With more competent allies around, perhaps protecting them will become a bit easier.

Want to learn more about Nikko, the Sentinels, or Michael and Jennifer McCoy? Then download Rise of the Dead Magic, Book 1 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

This Is Crazy Talk

Jolie
I read what Summer and Balthazar posted about the abyss, and I think it's crazy talk! The idea that somehow the abyss is the cause of the eternal battle between the light and dead magic has a lot of holes in it. For starters, if we were to really kill Jhophes, what would stop the Sprites from simply creating a new Zombie Lord? I mean, it's not like they've grown weaker over the years. And while their power is probably not infinite, they created one Zombie Lord, and they could easily create another one.

So, while the thought that destroying the abyss would finally rid the natural world of the threat of goblins, skeletons, and other more powerful creatures is awesome, I don't think that's what will happen. There has to be a way to do it, but over the course of millennia, Wizards of Light Magic have failed to find the answer, and I doubt we'll find it either.

There just probably isn't a magic bullet to end the threat. And that means we have no choice but to carry on and continue the fight, just the way wizards like us have done since the day the battle spilled over into the natural world. I know Nikko sees something special in me and my sisters, but I don't think we're special enough to put an end to this.

Want to learn more about Jolie, the abyss, and the eternal battle between the light and dead magic? Then download Rise of the Dead Magic, Book 1 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.