Save Magic City by Rocsanne Shield
Save Magic City – Hurled into the time flow by a banishing spell, 13th century Edmund lands into the USA, 2007, in answer to Leona's fervent prayers for help to save her town.
The corporation employing the townspeople has left, the bank foreclosures have created whole streets of empty houses, people are leaving in droves... the town is slowly dying.
A black magician in his old time, Edmund is forbidden to do any magic if it is not for helping other people. He discovers and is fascinated by the magical powers of Internet and wants to bring instant relief to the townspeople, but Leona, who does not trust their dependency on magic, forbids him to do so.
Leo, Leona's adoptive son, and his friends, Squirrel and Raccoon, accept the magic with enthusiasm and do their best to help the town to survive.
When misfortune strikes, Leona gives her blessing for Edmund to use his magic.
The three essential viewpoints in the book:
The town is any town in USA in which the corporations have left, leaving behind destruction of lives, breaking of families, loss of home and property.
Though I treat this as solvable through magic, a concerted effort of all inhabitants could bring good results even without magic. Children are more aware of the environment then they were in other times. They live all these changes themselves and may recognize parts of the story as it applies to their own lives.
It should tell the reader that being independent and helping one's neighbours is more important in times of struggle than having a job for which one trembles every day in fear of losing it.
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About the Author
Rocsanne is the pen name of Raluca Popov, born in Romania many years ago, when communism was still the way of life in her country. She desired to escape the communism and find more about a freer way of life in the West. For this, she left Romania as a tourist, and never looked back. Her education includes Geological Engineering and Construction Estimating, thus being able to find work wherever she went. During all these years she wrote short stories, mostly about the people she met, finding them extremely interesting. But always she was sure she will write a novel someday.
After she retired, she finally found the time to transform her dream into reality, and four novels in the Historical Romance genre were written, one connected to the next through their common heroes and heroines. And here she found herself in a quandary -- where to send the banished sorcerer -- the solution to her fourth novel, in which Edmund, the bad sorcerer is banished by his enemies, and disappears in thin air.
She can say that inspiration comes from the most extraordinary places. In this case it was the TV, watching an animated movie for children. Forgotten was the romance, and children, together with their parents became the new heroes. When you read the book, please do not forget to leave your opinion of it behind. Rocsanne/Raluca would love to hear what you have to say.
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