“Shades of Truth”

—in the anthology, Children of Magic,
edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes.

Children of Magic

About the Anthology

Seventeen brand-new stories by some of fantasy's most imaginative authors about children born with the gift of magic- whether in our world or in fantastical universes. These young spell casters use their powers—for good or ill—to transform their worlds to their liking. From a fledgling wizard with political ambitions, to a boy whose touch can end suffering, to the "true" tale of how Da Vinci came by his talents, these are wondrous excursions into both the light and dark sides of magic.

Jana’s Notes

I love stories about children and magic, so I was thrilled when I was invited to submit an on-spec story for this anthology, even with only two weeks to turn it around. My story, “Shades of Truth” is about Jaryn, a boy living in a secluded community where magic is refused because it is considered tainted. Unfortunately for Jaryn, refusing to accept the magic will kill him.