Heather Hayden

The Magic Within

Nine stories come to life in this fantasy anthology imbued with magic and mayhem.

Magic often comes at a heavy price: a ribbon dancer seeks a phoenix for the magic to right a terrible wrong; a young witch is punished after using dark magic she has no memory of performing; and a grumpy witch is forced to face her past when she inherits a baby in exchange for a spell.

But with magic, the impossible comes to life: children create magical worlds only to lose their powers as they grow older; a student helps her grandfather battle a squirrel army of his own creation; and a newly orphaned girl seeks a witch to resurrect her parents only to find another future in store for her.

And, as all tales go, actions have consequences: instead of studying for his exams, a teenager modifies his magical device and unleashes hidden dangers upon his classmates; after losing her temper, an orphan must learn to control her wild magic before the entire realm is doomed; and a past decision haunts an apprentice mage as a dark-eyed daemon preys on his fear.

Visit faraway lands and local neighborhoods in this collection of fantastic tales. Magic can be found everywhere, if you only know where to look.

The Magic Within was published on October 31st, 2019, and is available for purchase on Kindle or in paperback.

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