Fael is an introduction to a novel I’m writing. It’s a short story and is the first in the Adventures of Fínán series. This series is introducing the humans of the realm of Arthion. The next series will introduce dwarves, elves, and dragons. Fínán is a young teenager who accidentally discovers he has a powerful gift.
You could be the realm’s greatest thief or greatest spy. What would you choose?
Fínán is small for his age. He wants to be the greatest scout in the realm, his diminutive size will help him hide or escape the grasp of the enemy. Although a young teen, he is a master of knives and daggers. Swords are for big, slow people.
His father is a giant, slow man. One night while his parents were quarreling, voices raised to the moon, Fínán wished he could become something else, anything to scurry away and hide from the fighting. In a flash, his point of view changed, and he knew something was different.
Fínán knows this magical power will help him become the most illustrious scout the realm has ever known. His father has more nefarious ideas. The law said anyone displaying magic must go to the dreaded mage school, neither Fínán nor his mother wants to face that option.
He still wants to be a scout and with his new ability, he can become the best. His father wants Fínán to become a thief and bring coin to the family – or he’d be forced to tell the mages about his son.
Faced with a choice of mage school or obeying his father, he makes his decision. How will his father handle the news?
Fínán must confront his father, will his mother be enough to help him become the man he wants to be?