a glimpse into
the author's story
A small but important section of the author's past has been added to our canon list. The young girl, known as Celia Barnum in this story, has an important history about to be explained.
The sorcerer had warned Michael not to get involved with any of the characters surrounding him. If he did so, there would be a price he wouldn't want to pay. But, Michael was never the best at following the rules, and it wasn't long until he fell in love with a young woman, Madeleine. They began their passionate affair, and convinced she was the love of his life, he confided his secret in her.
Now, not many people knew about the author’s existence, let alone the sheer magnitude of his powers, but a certain evil sorceress was an exception. She began a quest to seek out Michael to kill him and gain his power, and in her journey, just as she was getting closest, she happened upon Madeleine. Sensing her connection to the man, she cast a powerful truth spell to force the young woman to reveal all her secrets. Ashamed and terrified of what she’d done, Madeleine fled as fast and as far away as she could. Realizing her disappearance, Michael went in search of her desperately, but to no avail. And, with the evil sorceress hot on his tail, he didn’t have much time to think, let alone act. He soon realized this was the price he had to pay.
Madeleine fled as far as her feet could carry her to the kingdom of The Evil Queen. Driven mad by her grief and shame, she wandered the streets of the town telling her tale. Hearing the stories about the author, The Evil Queen’s interest was piqued, and she had her thrown in a tower cell to keep a closer eye on her, and gain as much information as she could.
While in custody, she gave birth to a healthy, bouncing baby girl, who little did anyone know was the product of true love, but she was soon ripped from her arms, and given to the local orphanage. It was there that Celia was taken by a travelling circus group as just another orphaned child performer. It was her job to tell stories to the children of the town, feeling an almost natural instinct to do so.