Wizard Ambrose just wants to die; wimpish Prince Jestin wants to woo Princess Temaline. Trouble is, she's already betrothed. Jestin must fight a warrior to the death for her and stands no chance without Ambrose's magic.
'When I saw Prince Jestin rushing to join my carriage, nose carving the air like a tiny, snotty shark's fin, I actually wanted to die in the Spirit Ring tomorrow,' thinks Ambrose.
During the journey, he explains about the Ring to Jestin: "Fifteen old wizard farts are getting together in an underground cavern, and the one who wants to live the most takes all the remaining spirit left in the others. He or she is filled with youth again and the rest die."
"How frightfully harsh," says the Prince.
It's only when he's actually standing in the Ring, deep in a disused salt mine, ready to die that Ambrose realises there's hope for Jestin after all . . .
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About the Author
T. D. Edge lives in London. He won a Cadbury's fiction competition at age 10 but only did it for the chocolate. When that ran out, he got writing again and published several children's/YA books (writing as Terry Edge) with Random House, Scholastic, Andre Deutsch and others. His short stories have appeared in various anthologies and magazines including Aeon, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Flash Fiction Online and Realms of Fantasy. In May 2012, his story "Big Dave's in Love" won the New Scientist/Arc Magazine SF short fiction contest.