Enchantments dazzle in the forest near Lita’s castle–a place where wandering wizards pull up their colorful carts and put on magic shows.
An elderly dog jumps up on a stool. She is an unattractive mutt with faded brown spots and a drooling mouth.
But her clear eyes shimmer with magic. She taps her paw and conjures an image of another pup, a sleek and handsome wizard’s familiar with a wonderful trick.
“Minor demons animate mandrake roots in this wizard’s enchantment,” the old dog says. Her voice is a lovely alto and rich with marvels. “The flora looks like little people, and the plants walk and talk. Even the dogs can weave enchantments in this fantasy world, but the price is oh, so dear.”
This canine spell weaver shows us how a mandrake root digger dog flees his cruel master, befriends a wizard, and discovers his shapeshifting magic.
Next time, a sorceress gives us a cautionary tale about Desire and a Spell Book.
Last time, a wizardling told us about Harsh Words and a Familiar.
See another magic show where a mage told us about a Dire Secret and a Dragonette.