The Dream Walker
by Michelle Murray
GENRE: Middle grade fanstasy
Miranda is plagued by vivid dreams of a another world. A world of castles, forests, Ice Caves, and dragons. She goes to a bookstore to see why she is having these visions, and learns she is a Dream Walker. Miranda heeds the call of need, and travels to Mystica. For years, the wizards have been trapped in stone. Now, one curious boy has released Midnight. Midnight gathers an army, and prepares for war. Miranda needs to find the white wizard Lightning and free from his stone prison. Can Miranda free Lighting and save Mystica?
The spell book was worn and torn at places. It was musty and full of mildew. Yet, Midnight could make out one spell. This spell was all he needed. The spell trapped people’s souls in stones.
Midnight traveled Mystica looking for the ingredients for his spell. It made him giddy and somewhat impatient to have the spell he needed. Being impatient, he decided to travel in smoke form. It made for far faster journeying. A trail of black smoke zipped through the air of Mystica.
His first landing was a waterfall on the west side of the Dwarf Mountains. Materializing into his wizard form, he landed softly on the crevice of the mountain. His smoke form would not help him here, so he was forced to travel the rest of the way on foot. Precariously, he made his way across the slippery rocks to the back of the waterfall. Blue water splashed his robe, face, and hands. The sound almost deafened him, and drowned out everything else. Levitating himself to the other side, he only managed to hit his head on the cliff. As he rubbed his head, he landed with a splash in the cool water. He swam, paddling madly with his arms to fight the currents to the cave at the end of the waterfall. Climbing out of the water, he reached the sandy terrain of the ledge. He shook the water off his robe, and gathered five stones. One stone for each of the wizards he wanted to entrap. The stones were clear, almost opaque. They fit in the palm of his hand, and were smooth and round. Polished by the water.
Triumph filled him! Mystica would be his! A laugh, maniac in nature, escaped his lungs. Morphing into cloud form, he continued on to the next ingredient. He needed fire flowers next. Fire flowers were flowers with orange petals and a red center. They had double petals that resembled the two suns on Mystica. They grew on the heart of an island in the middle of Lily Lake. Lily Lake breamed with seaweed, algae, and green moss. It was more of a swamp than a lake. Fish swam beneath the green slime, often biting each other. The island itself had sharp green thorny plants all around the perimeter. In the very center, was a clearing with the fire flowers. Midnight came down from his smoke form on the island, snatching his robe on the thorny plants. Blood trickled down his arm from the thorns. He barely noticed. The blood dripped down into the water, making the fish hungry. Grabbing his cape from its entanglement, he strode purposely forward. Ripping the fire flowers from their beds, he added them to his potion bag. Fish from the water jumped from the lake and started attaching him. Swarms of fish with sharp fang like teeth came toward him. They bit into his skin leaving red marks and spilling more blood. The blood called more and more fish from the water. Surrounded by attacking fish, Midnight said a spell:
Clouds of dark
Clouds of black
Take these fish back!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Michelle is a married working mother of two fine young men (her children). She lives in Wisconsin. When not writing, she enjoys reading especially science fiction/fantasy and classics. Her favorite authors include Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Margaret Weiss, and Colleen Houck. She also enjoys doing painting and crafts, and spending time with her family. She enjoys going for walks, and swimming. She has been known to jump in Lake Michigan with no life jacket! She has been writing since high school. Michelle took a break from writing to concentrate on raising her children.
She has an app on her IPad that gives her a word of the day and poem of the day.
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Michelle Murray will be awarding all three books of the Land of Mystica Series to one lucky randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.