Jules Jones, a fourteen years old orphan is an apprentice to a grumpy hunter - a mage warrior whose profession is to fight demons and monsters. When they are hired to repel the curse hanging over Arvene Feud, Jules discovers the Lord's dark secret: he buried alive Melissa, the healer that wasn't able to cure his granddaughter. Soon Melissa turns into a bloodthirsty wraith - an undead whose only purpose is revenge, and Jules finds himself in the middle of an uneven fight. The hunter tries to keep Jules safe, but at the final battle it turns out the fate of the whole feud is in the boy's hands. He must fight Melissa aided only by a ghost girl, and if he fails, they all will be damned. Will Jules resist her, or will he be the tool of the wraith's victory?
Anya Hayhurst, an orphaned young girl, is approached one day by a mysterious man offering her the chance to sell her rights as a living creature in exchange for a new, unknown life to replace her life she views as a mistake. She agrees. Never did she believe she would be bought by Theodore Doldrum, who shows her and teacher her all manner of magical things. Who takes her under his wing to help her control her powers, and reveals a new world beyond our own, the man who is the mage, and she his apprentice. (This is what I call a practise narrative, to test my quality of writing. It does have a strong parallel to the anime/manga of The Ancient Magnus Bride (which I highly recommend) but with my own little twist and minor differences. As stated, I found the material good practice to harness my own writing skill to. It is not vital to have watched the anime to understand this, or vice versa. Hope you enjoy. )
After being exiled by the Royal Family, Zachariah Cleon who was named the "Traitor Prince" just wanted to live a peaceful life in the dismal place known as the 4th Region. That may be impossible however, with the Royal Knights after him and overly-enthusiastic Florence Ignacio dying to become his apprentice. As he struggles to let go of the past and create a new destiny for himself, Zachariah must realize that he is beyond the names and stereotypes they gave him.