I am a Magi, as was my father. My home is the magnificent world of the palace. I am privileged to do what I love: lose myself in scrolls, study, and speculation. But there are moments, sometimes just seconds, when I can no longer ignore the heaviness of my soul. I am weary of the politics, lies, and intrigue of palace life.
My dear friend and fellow Magi Gaspar is certain he has witnessed the rising of a new star. It seems impossible, but he showed me the calculations. If this is true, it is sacred. The other Wise Men have announced they will travel to explore the star’s meaning.
I too will go on this journey, maybe more to escape than to explore. Perhaps I will find meaning along the way. Perhaps what we find will be remembered for generations. Perhaps it will be the dawning of a new era . . . For all Wise Men know a new star marks a new beginning.
Award-winning write Trudy J. Morgan-Cole holds degrees in history and English literature. She loves reading—and writing—stories that bring historical events and characters to life for modern readers. She lives in St. John’s Newfoundland, with her husband and two children.