Author J. Steven Young shares adventurous and imaginative observations on life across multiple genres, including children’s activity books, young adult and fantasy. His Hashtag Magic collection is quickly moving up the fantasy charts on Amazon and the third book in the series is currently in development.
The World of Ersetu is falling apart due to an imbalance in the magic called Essence. Three children are born to bring about a balance of the Essence and return the world to peace by destroying the influences of Chaos, but Chaos is not so easily destroyed.
A world of elemental magic and sorcery sees the return of the seven races of man, to the service of the boy child, Shuran. He must bring the world of magic and man together to defeat the darkness that has taken his twin sister.
Hashtag Magic the Series
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Many schools no longer teach cursive! This activity book helps fill that void in education!Handwriting is a dwindling art-form, and worse is that most schools in over 40 states no longer require teaching longhand or cursive. This is still a valuable and necessary skill for everyone, and there is no ...More info →
A fairy named Opal shirks her responsibilities and is unable to provide garden seeds to a young gnome named Felix on planting day. Felix takes it upon himself to enter the dark garden without permission to retrieve the lost seeds.
Though frightened, Opal feels she must follow Felix into the forbidden place. Plans go awry for the fairy and gnome when they encounter a dragon who lurks in the dark and mysterious overgrowth. Without a thought for Felix, Opal flees, leaving him to an unknown fate.
Many lessons are learned when the fairies and gnomes confront Gus the dragon in an assumed rescue of Felix. What they learn about misconceptions and rumors is just one thing the reader will take away from this light and heartening story.More info →
Colby had magic, lost his magic, and regained his magic without knowing how to use it. But for a teenager in modern times, shortcuts are a way of life, and magic is difficult. As the story unfolds, Colby has taken a quick path to mastering his shortcomings with magic by combining it with his technological smarts.More info →
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?More info →
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.More info →
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 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.More info →
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