The aftermath of Magic’s demise finds Astra and her fellow apprentices faced with the task of rescuing those retired Wizards and Wizard children who still live. Can they survive a deadly cold winter long enough to save the survivors? Reality settles over Astra and her fellow apprentices in the form of active hatred of Wizards by Plain folk everywhere. That hatred is expressed without violence on Wizard’s Reach, where Plain have long been treated as equals; on the Amedian Mainland, though, violence against those Wizards who still live — the old and retired, as well as the young, abandoned children of the slain Wizards — is become rife. As the sole group of Wizards still in contact with Magic, through Astra, the apprentices have no choice but to mount a rescue effort for all those Wizards, young and old, who stand threatened by Plain violence. But angered Plain folk are not the only threat: A colder winter than anyone can remember also shadows a World where there is no Magic to light heating fires. Since the youngest and the oldest who are most susceptible to such cold, the apprentices are forced to move fast in their rescue efforts … at the peril of their own lives … before there is no one left to be saved.
About the Author
B. T. Jaybush is the pen name of Brian and Timothy Jaybush, a father and son team specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Paranormal worlds. • Winners: 2008 Zirdland.com Novel Writing Contest (“Relics”) • Finalists: 2010 Santa Fe Screenplay Contest (“Outpost Station,” precursor of the novel, “Sydney Chambers: Captain”) Find us at www.BTJaybush.com Brian cut his teeth on Asimov's I, Robot at age 10 and was seldom seen without a book in his hands after that. Writing is his passion; he began writing fiction writing full time, in partnership with his son, Timothy, in 2008. Timothy also began reading and writing science fiction at an early age, leading to an uncanny ability to construct unusual and entertaining story lines. In addition to working full-time, Tim owns a degree in Philosophy ... something you'll see in all of his writing, if you look!