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By J. Steven Young The Wand Whisperer Short Story – Magical Realism What if wands were alive? For one clumsy and inexperienced mage, his life and everything he knows about wands changes when they begin talking to him. Sparkle is an ancient and powerful wand who...
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In the fight to control magic, a new player has entered the arena. A druid of mysterious origin and unimaginable power has arrived using an ancient portal linked to Stonehenge. Colby and his friends are seeking answers as well as a means to save Colby’s father. The problem arises when Colby’s magic begins to falter. The Hashtag Magic application has become open source.
The mobile application, Hashtag Magic has inexplicably ended up on the Internet in the form of a game. While mundane humans play blissfully unaware of the real magic they are invoking, Colby is suffering the consequences. The magic to fuel the game is draining Colby’s magical core.
Colby finds himself weakened and facing battles on multiple fronts. In the fight to stop his magical drain, Colby begins losing his friends to the unknown plans of the Druid. Crippled by corruption in Hashtag Magic, Colby will need to discover his true power, confront the man who stole his father’s body, and face the Druid whose plans revolve around the past, present, and possible future yet to come.
For one clumsy and inexperienced mage, his life and everything he knows about wands changes when they begin talking to him. Sparkle is an ancient and powerful wand who has not chosen a bond mate in longer than recorded history. On a dare from another and much younger wand, Sparkle has chosen to bond with Dillard Muckledun. Unexpected and powerful magic is rekindled when the two eventually learn to accept what is happening to them.
There hasn’t been such a pairing of powerful magic in centuries. There are secrets and corrections to history to come.
This is the magical world told from the wand’s point of view.
MacKenzie Dillon serves as a as a protectorate soldier in the New Republic, a new order that was created from the ravaged mind of a leader who had long ago given up his sanity. Now the New Republic is protected by a wall that keeps out everything that exists in the Wastes and keeps everything within it subjected to the severest restrictions of freedom and mental conditioning.
But MacKenzie is having flashbacks from his youth. The conditioning he has undergone is failing and with it comes a new realization that he is not what he thought he was. Confused by the change in circumstances, he takes on a role that allows him to infiltrate the resistance.
There he uncovers the real reasons behind America’s decline and the formation of the New Republic. But there’s yet more. A secret Caste called the Omega who really controls everything, the truth about the destruction of half the country and a deadly plot that has been set in motion against neighboring nations.
MacKenzie’s quest for the truth and justice is just beginning. But is the way of the resistance any better than what the nation already has?