For 18-year old Janelle, the transition from high school senior to practitioner of the magic arts is traumatic. Ripped from her comfortable suburban life, she is stranded in a wild land where elemental monsters roam the countryside. With her memories in tatters and her magical abilities inconsistent and limited by debilitating headaches, Janelle struggles to find her standing in this world, unsure whether it’s a “real” place or the product of a comatose or diseased mind. After proving her value to the citizens of a small community, Janelle must travel on a journey of self-discovery, seeking not only to better understand her talents but to determine how the secrets of her past might inform her present. And, even as she attempts this, genocidal forces begin massing with the goal of claiming the world as their own by annihilating its current inhabitants.
About James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli began writing movie reviews on the Internet in 1992 - at a time when few people knew what the "Internet" was. Being educated as an electrical engineer gave him an inside track when it came to the concept of being "online." In the early days of 1996, he founded the site that would become known as reelviews.net. That has been his primary home for nearly two decades. Now, more than 3000 reviews later, he continues to go strong, having added radio and newspaper jobs to his resume. He has written for the Burlington County Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Playboy magazine. He was once cited by Roger Ebert as the "best online film critic." He has published two volumes of review compilations ("ReelViews" and "ReelViews 2") and was the longtime host of the movie club "Talk Cinema" in Voorhees, NJ. He is in the process of publishing his first fiction novel. Today, he can be heard weekly on WNPV and is a regular contributor to Sohaib Awan's Fictional Frontiers on WNJC. He is syndicated to about 20 web and print outlets worldwide through Westworld Media.