OLD MAGIC Adult Urban Fantasy May 6, 2018 20:19:05 GMT -5
Post by rena on May 6, 2018 20:19:05 GMT -5
One would think having “Saved The World” on your resume would slow down the Assisted Living Train. For Ruth Westings, an incident with the stove and a trip to the hospital has Ruth on the receiving end of the Plan Your Future Talks that seem to all end in homing options. Ruth tries to tell people the reason she almost burned down her apartment is because magic is back, and Ruth is a fire mage. She accidentally called a dragon out of the burner on her stove, nothing serious really, and she just needs to set up the wards against fire. As quickly as it reappeared, the magic runs dry before Ruth can show her family. Reliable or not, magic is back, and that’s decidedly not good.
Back in World War II, Ruth and her cohorts locked the source of magic away to keep it out of the hands of Hitler. Back then, the Queen of Winter threatened to unleash all the might of the fae on the world if humanity failed to protect magic from Hitler. Ruth and her friends made the hard choice and denied magic to all humans, consigning humanity to the mundane and locking up all magic. Now that magic’s back, so is the Winter Queen, and she doesn’t like what’s happened with humanity since World War II. She holds Ruth to their old Accords, and if Ruth can’t button up magic before the next full moon, Winter will unleash all out war on humanity, starting with Ruth.
If Ruth hits the road to save the world (again!), her family is going to think she’s finally lost it and sign her up for the first available space at a full time nursing facility. If she does nothing, the fae will kill her and destroy humanity to protect the world from what humans will do with magic.
OLD MAGIC, an adult urban fantasy, is complete at ~80,000 words.