Title: THE SHUVANI'S SPELL
Genre: middle grade fantasy
In the land of Velkenshire, magic use by Wanderers is illegal. When thirteen year old LUMIN DONATO accidentally transforms a charm bracelet into gold coins and uses them to buy food for her starving family, the city guard arrests her. Her father, PA DONATO, offers to serve the jail sentence in her place, making Lumin the sole caretaker of her blind younger brother, OLEK.
Learning that Pa has been transferred to PRINCE JARRON's dungeon and will be executed with other Wanderers as a warning, Lumin seeks the aid of the legendary Shuvanis, or witches, who are rumored to be in hiding. With her own powers growing, Lumin discovers she's a Shuvani like her mother. But even if she finds them, will they be able to help Lumin master her magical gifts and save Pa?
THE SHUVANI’S SPELL, a middle grade fantasy, is complete at 45,000 words.
No one expects to be duped by the blind beggar child with tears welling in his eyes, so while Olek distracts the unsuspecting merchant woman with his well practiced act, I strike like a viper, swiping a trinket or bauble from the wares strewn across the counter and slip it into my hip bag.