Chapter 1: Her Name Is…

“LUCY HARDTVELT!” A voice boomed from the head of the enormous room, where an aged man with a beard sat behind an unnecessarily tall court bench. With fervor, he punctuated his shout with the hard slam of his fist to the bench, causing the decorated nameplate that read Headmaster Falk to topple over.

Dear Reader: A Preface

Dear Reader, One might expect that a story involving a magic academy should be quite wondrous and magnificent. The campus buildings should be riddled with secret rooms and passageways. The academic culture should have customs and rules just peculiar enough to make you...