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James Baxter series

Book 1 – Two Worlds

James is from a small town on Earth called Hankala, which is located in Alaska. He’s captain of his soccer team and has a little sister named Kristin. He was the man of the house until his mom met his step-dad, Jack Wilson. But he ran out on them the same day she told him she was pregnant. James was made fun of in middle school for it. This inserted insecurity and anger into James, turning him into a not so nice kid in highschool. But his soccer team and brother from another family, Logan Rizzo, keeps him from going completely dark.

After landing himself in trouble and is sentenced to the attic for the evening, he sneaks out and goes canoeing. This peaceful outing quickly turns dicey when a whirlpool whips him around, pulls him toward the ocean floor, and then spits him out in the middle of the ocean in front of a floating tree. Inside, he finds a castle and stumbles upon a globe which he gets trapped in and has to break out with the help of his new friends, Willow, Christopher, and Nova. Willow quickly becomes like a second sister to him. James discovers he is the son of a royal wizard (who is his high school history teacher by the way) and, taking after his grandfather Bram, James is the third wizard in history to be born with powers. Finding out about this side of himself is shocking enough, but Marcel being his dad? That makes his head explode.

At twenty-four, she met a man named Marcel at a club. A month later she found out she was pregnant. She had their son, James, and was never able to get in contact with Marcel again to tell him. Susan didn’t care for him much anyway.

At this point she was pretty scared, being a first time mom, and she didn’t have much money and had no idea how to reach her dreams of opening her own bakery. Until her best friend Cheryl surprised her by purchasing the building Susan had adored for years. Together they turned it into Baxter’s Baked Goods. It became a tourist attraction. But a man liked more than her tiramisu. He left his number on a napkin with his name, Jack Wilson. That very day, Cheryl begged her to go to dinner with her, her husband, and a mystery man for Susan. As it turns out, Cheryl and her husband Rian ran into Jack at the grocery store and convinced him to go on a blind date as well. Susan and Jack connected instantly and eventually married. A few years later, that marriage came to a screeching halt when she told him she was pregnant. He walked out on her that day and never returned. She gave birth to their daughter Kristen and only his parents showed up.

When her son is sixteen, he goes missing for a month and in that time she is exposed to magic. She has The Sight, so she is able to see it all and will stop at nothing to keep it from hurting James. When he returns with guarded secrets and three new friends––one with suspiciously elf-like ears––Susan is concerned. But she doesn’t have time to think too hard about it, because the father of her son and her ex-husband show up at her door on the same day. Marcel makes a fool of himself and storms off believing she’s the problem. Jack asks for a second chance and Susan realizes that even though he forced her to endure all the hardships of parenting two kids alone, she still loves him. Somehow she finds it in her heart to forgive him and they become a family again. But it all becomes complicated when she discovers her son and Marcel are wizards and they’re on a dangerous mission to save the worlds.

Marcel is a royal wizard born and raised in Geheim. He’s the son of Esme and the legendary Bram Featherstone who he lost when he was only four years old. He and his little sister were raised to adulthood by their mother who never returned from her final mission. Soon after, his sister set out to find her and then she too disappears, leaving Marcel all alone. So, to distract from the pain, he takes up teaching and instantly discovers he can’t stand children. But he stays at his job because Earth is a nice change in scenery and talking about history all day isn’t so bad. Afterall, it is one of his favourite topics. But, as he later discovers, James Baxter––the student he hates the most––is his biological son and the most powerful wizard in existence.

Nova is a wizard born and raised in Geheim. She’s the daughter of Bram and Esme and little sister of Marcel. She only knew her father for her first six months of life, but his death somehow managed to hurt her the most out of everyone and she became cold and kept her emotions hidden. She was promoted to The Counsel after her mother went missing. But quickly gets herself shunned when she goes against orders and protocol to search for her mother. But that doesn’t matter, because she never returns from her mission. Nova ends up getting trapped in a globe where she is put through many tests. She gets stuck in one of the tests, a desert, for fifteen years and never ages. One day James and his wizard friend Willow appear in the desert. They get her out and end up in a jungle and then Dunkirk where they meet an elf named Christopher. When they get out, Willow is injured and has to go to a hospital. Nova doesn’t wait around. She takes Christopher to Geheim and returns him to his family. She tries to find Marcel, but he’s out of the world. So she heads to the weapons shed and sharpens her daggers. Then the doors burst open and in walks in her big brother. She’s not a hugger, but she hugs him tight. Here she learns that James is his son. She finds that hilarious until it dawns on her that that means he is her nephew. The Counsel still won’t acknowledge her. But after she brings the O Arbor Vitae home, the citizens of Geheim celebrate her and her spirits are lifted. It feels good to be adored again.

Logan is a human with The Sight. Born and raised on Earth in the small town of Hankala, Alaska. His dad is Italian, and his mom is from Alaska. He is on the James soccer team and loves being goalie. He’s super introverted and shy, the complete opposite of everyone on his team. At the beginning of tenth grade, his best friend from childhood, James goes missing for a month and comes back with new friends and big news. They tell him magic is real and all that they went through the last month. It takes some convincing, but he eventually believes them. Then he meets James’ new wizard friend named Willow and they connect immediately. The trio becomes fast friends, like it’s been this way forever. They bring him along to one of the magical worlds, Geheim.

Willow was born in Destruction Bay, Canada with an extremely rare curse known as Videorious, meaning she can’t speak. As a girl who has a lot to say, this is very difficult for her and she dreams about having a voice one day. Willow loves to draw, which is why her jeans are always covered in ink. She is a wizard raised by a Martial arts instructor father and potion maker mother who masquerades as a baker. Her father taught her how to fight. So, as well as sword-fighting, she knows karate and likes to merge the styles into one. The three of them are very close. So, understandably, her biggest fear is losing the people she loves.

When she’s fifteen she gets trapped in the globe and Geheim and her parents presume her dead. It isn’t until two years later that she meets James and Nova, and reunites with her only friend Christopher. While they’re running through a war-torn street in the globe, she catches a stray bullet. It is touch and go as they rush to find a way out of there. When they finally do make it out of the globe, her pulse is lost and her new friend James has to perform CPR until the paramedics arrive. Thankfully, the team surgeons on Earth manage to save her and she meets James’ friend Logan, whom she immediately has a crush on. Nova takes Christopher back to Geheim and in the meantime, Willow stays at James’ house and then at Logan’s. After struggling to get to Geheim, the three of them turn to Marcel. After some convincing from Willow, he portals them there and she’s finally back in her element.

An eight year old elf––but not much taller than a toddler––with fair olive skin, pointed elf ears, small fingers, curious mahogany-brown eyes, a snub nose, messy, spruce-brown hair, and a bright smile.

He has a sweet British accent and is always wearing a dark blue, button-up tweed jacket, some sort of animal print, boot-cut jeans, kids skechers, tall white socks, and an old newsboy hat that is his dads, so it is way too big on Christopher.

Christopher lives in the elf village in Geheim, raised by loving elf parents Tiny and Dagwood. One day, like any other, he was running to his friends house and ended up in the globe. He thought he was having a bad dream until he ended up in Dunkirk and found Nova, James, and Willow, his friend from Geheim, who broke the news to him. He takes comfort in Nova throughout the rest of the frightening tests the globe puts them through until he gets out and reunites with his parents and is safe at home.

He is a human without The Sight with dull dark brown hair in a grown out crew cut style, narrow blue eyes, pale olive skin, a bony face, a slender build, and a kind smile with thin lips. Since he works in construction, he often wears a stained work shirt, tattered jeans, and hiking shoes. But at home he is clean and sophisticated.

Jack was raised in Florida but he moved to Hankala because he hates hot weather. He is a sensitive and timid guy. One day, at the town’s favourite bakery, he spots the owner, Susan Baxter, and leaves his name and number for her. That same day, he meets Cheryl and Rian and they invite him to go on a blind date. Turns out, it is Susan. The two date for a couple years before he pops the question. What he doesn’t ever tell her, is that he doesn’t want to be a father and has trouble with commitment. What makes it worse is that James doesn’t seem to remember a time without Jack and think he’s his dad. Susan begged him not to correct him because she didn’t want him to know what it was like to be bullied for not having a dad. Which is what happened to her. But that never affected how well he treated James. The only reason he stayed and parented her son is because he loves her. He’s not a bad man for this, he’s just scared. But when Susan excitedly announces her pregnancy, he turns tail and runs.

He relocated to a small apartment in Seattle near the harbour and bought a gift shop and spent his days running it for nearly five years. He made a few friends. But never told them the entire truth. He left out the part where he left his step-son and pregnant wife and cut contact with all of his old friends and family. He was too ashamed to talk to them. Getting away from Hankala was good for him. It forced him to start over and helped him grow into a better man. At the end of the fifth year he finds the courage to move back to Hankala. But he is still too afraid to knock on Susan’s door. He gets his original construction job back, no questions asked and worked on a project for three months before a teenage boy showed up and introduced himself as James. He is shocked to learn that James still doesn’t know that Jack isn’t his father and has to be the one to break the news to him. James takes it about as well as to be expected and asks him to go make up with Susan. On the drive there, he wonders if she’ll forgive him, slap him, or divorce him. He mentally prepares himself for all three, but gets the shock of his life when Kristin opens the door and it hits him that this is his daughter. Susan is just as surprised to see who her daughter is staring at. He and Susan have a couple of tense arguments that leave Jack feeling hopeless. The only thing that saves their marriage is their love for each other and she realises that hating him hurts more than anything he ever did to her and finds it in her heart to forgive him. But James still gives him the cold shoulder. He moves back in with them and embraces parenthood, becoming the best father to their daughter.

She is a seven year old human. Her mop of syrup-brown hair is trimmed to her shoulders, framing a round head and plump cheeks. She has ocean blue eyes, soft olive skin, thin lips, and a lean frame. Her goofy, nearly toothless smile, makes her eyebrows raise high and dimples appear by her eyes.

Her clothes never match. Like, boot cut jeans under a white tutu, a tinkerbell long-sleeve shirt, ankle socks, and tennis shoes or flip flops.

Kristen adores her big brother James. He is her hero. Besides home, her favourite place to go is her mom’s bakery. The staff treat her like their own and sneak her treats behind Susan’s back. She’s a carefree kid, but when her big brother goes missing, she momentarily loses that. Every night he’s gone, she sleeps with one of his hoodies. And every night, her mom checks in to see if she’s still there. Susan doesn’t realise that Kristen knows she’s doing this. Kristen wishes everyday that James will come home. And after a month, that wish is granted. When they reunite, she screams his name and leaps into his arms. She befriends his new friend Christopher, but he doesn’t stay in Hanakala long. One day, while James is at school, there’s a knock at the door. She eagerly runs to open it. A man gawks at her on the other side and soon Susan walks in and asks Kristen to go to her room. Several days later they come to her and tell her Jack is her dad. This freaks her out and she is awkward and shy around him for awhile before warming up to him and getting used to saying dad.

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James Baxter series

Stone coloured skin with the texture of clay, six feet tall, two arms with knobby elbows, four claws for fingers, four legged monsters, their two extra legs–-the lower half of a leg––coming out of their other legs knees, with their head bigger than it should be, ending with a hook at the back that looks like the back of a hammer. They have two large fish eyes, with green irises. Their teeth are big and their underbite makes it so you can see just how many and how pointy. They live in Aebadore.

Diet: They eat wizards, non-mythicals (humans), elves. But if there are none, then they’ll eat whatever animal crosses their path.
Lifespan: 30 years
How to kill them: Weapons––especially those with blades––and spells.

Male lions that have manes made up of two dozen cobras. They spit venom and leap out of the mane to attack you. Female medusae iubam are rarely seen and sparse in numbers. This creature lives in Aebadore.

Diet: They eat wizards and other animals, hunting like lions would, in a group. But there’s more than one male in a pride.
Lifespan: 15 years
How to kill them: The only way to kill it is to cut off all of the cobras with a red zircon dagger. This dagger burns the scales of the cobras like it has been sitting on the stove for an hour.

Komodo dragons the size of golden retrievers. Their transparent skin is grey-ish green with a skeleton you can see that shimmers with dark rainbow colours. They have sharp teeth and live in groups. Orin charge heads ducked with their mouths hanging open. They live in Aebadore.

Diet: They eat any kind of animal, including non-mythicals (humans), but they avoid elves.
Lifespan: 5 years.
How to kill them: Swords, daggers, and spells.

Its name means A Crown of Swords. They are big, green, shimmering, scaled triceratops-looking monsters. Its smallest horn can be used for medicine. They run with their knees bent far forward to support their thick legs, and their head rocking, brandishing their crown of sharp horns. They live in Aebadore.

Diet: They are omnivores. They’ll eat anything from non-mythicals (humans), wizards, and elves, to ferns, leaves, and cucurbitaceae (squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, etc).
Lifespan: 20 years.
How to kill them: Spells or a sharp blade to the soft underside of their necks.

An invisible monster that is just a force that has no form. On occasion, when attacking, you might catch a glimpse of a dynamic glittery cloud. It’s like deadly air. If it runs through you three times, you’re dead. The first pass through injures you, the second debilitates you, and the third kills you. They float around Magmafalls and Aebadore.

Diet: Souls.
Lifespan: Unknown.
How to kill them: Cast the spell Disperge (meaning disperse).

A regular animal (like a bird, rabbit, or a dog) that morphs into a giant, slimy, grey lizard that has a spine lined with a mohawk of spiky grey fur clinking with jewels. They have white irises. When Rixinites run, their heads turn before their bodies, giving away their plans. They are light on their front legs, stronger with their back legs, like they’re propelling themselves. Their knees and elbows swing out as they move. They live in Aebadore and on Earth.

Diet: Wizards, elves, and orin.
Lifespan: 10 years.
How to kill them: You have to cast three spells in a specific order. Stupefaciunt (stun), Coquam cibum (roast the meat), Interne secare (slice the insides).
If they are cast out of order or too early then it’s all undone and they become stronger.

Seven foot wolves with thick fur of colours like brown, black, white, rust, and a mix of all four. They’re predators to all monsters. They live in large packs in both Aebardore and Magmafalls. There are only a couple packs left after a war that happened between the werewolves and the wizards, which ended in the werewolves banishment from Geheim. These monsters have human forms too.

Diet: They are carnivores, but still eat all kinds of non-mythical (human) food.
Lifespan: 500 years. They stop ageing physically and mentally around age 30 to 45 years old. 0 to 30 year olds are considered pups. From ages 30 to 90 they are considered young adults. From 90 to 400, they are middle-aged. Finally, 400 to 500 is considered old age but it’s not the same as a non-mythical (human) at old age.
How to kill them: The way to kill them is with magic or a weapon. The most deadly to them is silver, but it doesn’t kill them, it puts them in a vegetable state.

With their green skin, scaled tails, and ugly faces, they look monstrous enough to live in Magmafalls if there was water there. The small population of mermaids guard Geheim’s only entrance and announce visitors to The Counsel through letters they write telepathically. Their demeanour is surprisingly friendly and are eternally loyal.

Diet: Fresh water fish and plants.
Lifespan: 50 years.

Short, human-like beings with pointy ears. The children are no taller than a toddler until they reach teenagehood. Elves wear animal skin patterns or feathers everyday in some shape or form. That can mean a shirt, pants, scarf, sash, bandana, or anything else you can think of.

Diet: Non-mythical (human) food.
Lifespan: 70 years.

Non-mythical (human) in appearance, but there’s something in their DNA and blood that gives them the ability to use magic and sets them apart from non-mythicals (humans).

Diet: Non-mythical (human) food.
Lifespan: 80+ years.
How to kill them: Weapons and spells.

Brown lion bodies, slightly bigger and taller than a horse, lion hindlegs, scaley eagle-talon forelegs with long, sharp claws that could tear any enemy to shreds. White wings the size of parachutes sprout from the top of their shoulder blades. They have white feathery eagle necks and heads, and a sharp eagle beak. Their screeches can be heard from miles around and they can communicate with most wizards with their thoughts and understand the human English responses. They are the horses of the magical worlds and many are kept as pets and appear when they are summoned. But others are wild. Griffins are extremely loyal. They travel in flocks, but there is no leader or runt, just family. They live in Geheim, Omeberos, and Earth and find shelter in a special stable hidden from non-mythical’s (humans) eyes. When travelling between worlds, they turn into a burst of sparkly blue magic or a blinding white light. This is their form of portaling.

Diet: Meat, mainly fish.
Lifespan: 50 years.

Boney-framed, four-legged monsters with dark-green scales that shimmer like silver. Their wide eyes are golden and piercing. Their wingspan is that of an airplane, though adolescents wings are slightly smaller. As they fly, their parchment-like wings shudder with the changing wind currents. Dragons have horn-lined necks and tails that are sharp enough to hurt someone, but they are peaceful monsters––unlike how they are depicted in ancient tales. Dragons walk with grace and rhythm, swishing their pointed tails. They are known for their strength and surprisingly docile nature and are loyal to those who are kind to them. Dragons live in Omeberos, but travel to Geheim when they are summoned.

Diet: Meat.
Lifespan: 25 years.

Non-mythical (human) in appearance––minus legs––with fluffy proportions and made of transparent clouds. They live peacefully in Omeberos and look out for everyone there. Their homes are in the sky above the mountain peaks.

Diet: Non-mythical (human) food.
Lifespan: 60 years.

Half-man or woman and half-horse, coated in grease. They live on the mountain beside Mount Genneiros in Geheim and forge weapons in huge caves that they supply to all of Geheim and even the wizards that call Earth home. But they aren’t just blacksmiths, they are deadly fighters and wont go down easily.

Diet: Non-mythical (human) vegetarian food.
Lifespan: 30 years

Golden birds born from fire with feathers like silk forming a crest on the back of their head. These birds are the size of falcons and have an identical wingspan to them. They live in Omeberos at the base of the mountains in craggy trees.

Diet: Fish.
Lifespan: Unknown.

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