GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy
Shannon thought there was no such thing as real magic. Until that day. The day that changed everything.
Put yourself in her shoes. Would you open your eyes, if you were the one that heard them? Two magic-takers from another world, arguing about whether they can collect what they came for before you wake up. It sounds like a crazy dream, or a practical joke.
But what if the air around you started to vibrate with an invisible force field? What if, all at once, it felt scary, yet familiar too? You would have no way of knowing that this discovery would set you on a path no-one from our world has taken for centuries. Towards a deadly enemy, and a fight you will almost certainly lose.
All you know is that your heart is beating so fast you're worried they will hear it, and your brain is starting to buzz as the force field reaches it. Would you open your eyes?
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“I knew it!” shouted the voice triumphantly.
Shannon nearly jumped out of her skin at the unexpected words. Abruptly the force field seemed to snap back inside her head, leaving her hands and the surface of the tree completely back to normal.
She scrambled to her feet to confront the owner of the voice, knowing already who it was.
“Jax, I presume?” she said, as calmly as she could manage, though her heart was still jumping from the shock, and she was already half-smiling in amazement at what was happening.
Jax, standing with his hands in his pockets, and smiling the same mischievous, slightly mocking grin that she remembered from last time, raised his eyebrows.
“You have the advantage over me, Terran,” he said. “I don’t know your name.”
“Shannon,” she answered. “And you knew what exactly?”
Jax gave a half-bow. “Pleased to meet you Shannon. And I knew you were a magician.”
Shannon’s mouth fell open. Before she could reply, he continued.
“I shouldn’t even be able to travel here on my own. You see this symbol on my shirt?”
He pointed to the star, the centre of which was spinning again just as it had the week before.
“It wasn’t until I met you that it started to spin. It’s not supposed to be able to do that until I come of age. In four years’ time.”
He paused, to make sure she understood the significance of this fact. “Who are you? Why is this happening?”
Shannon laughed. To think that Jax was the one asking questions of her!
Alex writes contemporary fantasy books for a middle grade audience and older. There are three (self-contained) stories in the Legacy of Androva series so far, with a fourth on the way. You can contact Alex, and find more information about Androva, including a character interview, at http://www.alexcvick.com
Alex lives in the South of England with her husband and two daughters. When she's not working, or writing about magic, she also loves reading and photography.
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