Marvo is a stage magician. His magic is real.
Marvo grows up without knowing his parents, without knowing his heritage, without knowing much about life.
The magicians have always been with us, since the beginning of civilisation. They fill our heads with the mist, keeping us from witnessing the stark reality of existence. But are things so bad that Marvo will bring it down on all of us, forever?
Marvo begins to understand those around him, and his place in the world; he discovers that his remarkable powers can be put to good, or to evil.
He only has to choose…
Kaaron Warren is an Australian author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy short stories and novels.
She is the author of the short story collection The Grinding House, which won the 2006 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. Her short stories have won both the Ditmar and Aurealis Award.
Photo: Australian science fiction, horror, and fantasy writer Kaaron Warren. Photo author: Catriona Sparks. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.