WHG is excited to present J.M. Robison as our first featured author. When we first received her submission I had no idea we had already found the perfect short story to launch our site. The Sci-fi short takes you into a futuristic America and into one of the largest corporations in the world. I won’t spoil it, but expect an unexpected plot twist, fun characters, and an examination of the human condition. Enjoy!
J.M. Robison is a fantasy author who chronicles the events which drive heroes to their knees, dethrone kings, and unhinge history to bring magic back to life. Someday she’ll pack the wagon and roam the mountains in search of dragons. She dares to believe in magic. Do you?
England 1842—Brynn suspects her best friend, Reuben, had been murdered. Cryptic clues he left for Brynn help her find Zadicayn, an imprisoned man claiming to be a Medieval wizard. After freeing him, Reuben’s murderers now focus on Brynn. Her life grows harder when Zadicayn enlists her help to find his magical amulet, stolen by Reuben’s murderers. Will Zadicayn’s magic be enough to protect her?
Freed from his three-century-long incarceration, Zadicayn wants to merge back into society, but the Church and the three families want him locked back up. Jaicom Whaerin—whose ancestors originally incarcerated the wizard—is trying to keep Zadicayn safe, while also keeping himself safe. When the three families and the church both get hold of the wizard, will everything Jaicom has done be in vain?
Still hunted by the church, Zadicayn has remained in hiding with his family. But rumors of his location finally reach the Illuminati, a secret underground society of Black Magicians. Wanting his magic for themselves, the Illuminati lure Zadicayn to Rome where the last wizard is forced to fight, not only for his life and his family, but also for the world. Because his next death will be his last.