Magisters are the most accomplished and educated Readers in the world. You probably grew up with a local Reader, who invested your knives and cleansed your graveyard of harmful intent. Most small-town Readers are powerful and possibly even quite skilled.
But they aren’t Magisters.
A Magister is a Reader who has received an extensive education inside the Vey Illai, an extensive forest in the Aurelian heartland, inside what was once the original Imperial Academy. They can use their intent with a degree of focus, subtlety, and precision that an ordinary Reader could barely comprehend.
Magisters are in charge of regulating Readers and the use of human intent, in much the same way that a father is in charge of preventing his children from misbehaving.
It’s impossible for all Readers to study at the Vey Illai and become Magisters, because there are simply too many people with a talent for Reading. And of course everyone invests their intent into objects, to one degree or another.
But the best and most powerful are called Magisters.
Guild Head: Professor Mekendi Maxeus, one of the most distinguished researchers at the Aurelian National Academy, retired from his lecture tour to the “relaxing” position as head of one of the largest Imperial Guilds. He isn’t seen outside much these days, having received several disfiguring facial scars in the Inheritance Conflict five years ago, but he still lends his overwhelming power of intent to the construction of new public monuments in the Capital. He carries a black staff, and I have personally witnessed him use it to blast a collapsed building off a pair of trapped children’[. I have met few heroes in my career, but this man is among them.
Symbol: the Open Book
9/27/2014 07:45:19 am
Oh My! I know a Magister (but he has no disfigurements, to speak of)!
10/11/2014 02:16:47 am
I don't understand that reference, but I appreciate it nonetheless!
10/4/2014 06:13:49 am
I have a question on the city of Light. Can Simon access the White like a Valinhall power or was it a one time dead?
10/11/2014 02:16:21 am
Can't tell you, Daniel. It's a seeeeeecret.
10/7/2014 11:04:09 am
Need this book. I need it now. I need it 3 seconds ago. I need it always, forever and before.
10/11/2014 02:15:50 am
That's good, because I have secretly been finished with this book for months, and I have only been waiting until your desire reaches a fever pitch!
10/25/2014 01:49:39 pm
I've left your blog alone since City of Light came out, and i refused to return for this exact reason... I'm way too excited about this book. I was, naively, hoping that when I returned (I had planed on giving you a year and 6 months) a new book for me to read would be just around the corner and I could spend the next week getting excited. DAMN MY IMPATIENCE! Now Excuse me while I finish reading the rest of the blog then retreat into a frothing anger until you've finished. Good Day
Leave a Reply.
Of the Cradle series
Want to get short stories and book releases before anyone else? Sign up below!
Hey, what about those short stories you claim to have already written?
Apparently they're kept here!