"Graham Downs opens the door to a fantasy world in his short story, A Petition to Magic, a world of emotions, trust, self-searching and enchanted characters that will definitely leave readers wanting more."
Queen Celeste rose to the throne of Virdura a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother.
Desperate to prove herself, she agrees to hear the case of a simple farmer who claims a neighbour stole his cow.
To help her in this task, she orders her chief advisor, the royal wizard Solon, to cast a spell and divine the truth for her. Solon, however, is keeping a terrible secret. He is unable to perform any magic, and he cannot afford to let the queen find out the reason why.
(A Petition to Magic is a short fantasy story)
I enjoyed this read and it's a nice quick one for if you are on the train to work or have a few minutes before bed- am pretty sure you will finish it in one sitting! It also has a good little moral kicker at the end.
Graham Downs opens the door to a fantasy world in his short story, A Petition to Magic, a world of emotions, trust, self-searching and enchanted characters that will definitely leave readers wanting more.
...it hit all the points. Give the hero a problem. Challenge the hero. Make the situation so serious that there is a chance something as drastic as death could come should he fail. And then leave us hanging as to see if he succeeded.
I enjoyed the writing style and found it to be a fun, quick read.
An outstanding short story which was remarkably enjoyed.
Really enjoyed this interesting quick read.
I really enjoyed the world that this story creates.
Great if you're looking for something that will make you smile in the end.
It will certainly keep readers intrigued until the end.
I would like to read more books from this author.
It offers opportunity for reflection on the themes of monarchy, dishonesty, and ways of coping with failure.
A simple, but interesting little tale woven around a new young Queen, a Wizard who is afraid of doing magic and a greedy farmer.
A simple fantasy set in the days of courts, queens and wizards which is surprisingly entertaining.
You will bond to one or more of the characters, I did.