Title: The Magic of Windlier Wood
Author: N. R. Williams
Number of Pages: 13
Publication Type: Short Story
Newert is an Erbit who lives in Windlier Wood, a world that’s slowly losing its magic. His old master told him as much, and Newert believes, and devotes his time to learning the spell-songs and attempting to journey to another world and bring back their magic to preserve the wood. When he actually does manage to change worlds, the entire course of his life shifts.
Star Rating: 4/5
For younger readers, I didn’t much care for the story at first. After a few pages, however, it shakes off some of the stifling ”cutesy-ness” and gets down to an amusing romp. The resolution is a bit bland, but this story will probably appeal to children.