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17th Century or Earlier

M. K. Wiseman

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In seventeenth century Istria, a wizard atoning for past mistakes steps forward to claim custody of a 16-year-old orphan, pointedly refusing to apprentice the girl lest her inherent gift endanger everyone within their quiet valley.


Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Short Summary

At 16, half-fey orphan Liara is exiled from Dvigrad under suspicion of magick and charges of thievery. Friend of the priest who’d protected Liara, the wizard Nagarath offers to take her in but only after publicly proclaiming that he will not apprentice her. Inwardly, Liara vows to learn regardless.


Istria, Croatia: Dvigrad, Vrsar, and surrounding

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Liara

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Naive, Secretive, Unapologetic, Blunt, Complex, Confident, Lone Wolf, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Nagarath

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy, Complex, Educated, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Anisthe

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring, Charming, Educated, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kresimir

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Heartthrob, Romantic, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Uneducated

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Xchyler Publishing

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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