This morning I would like to give a very warm welcome to author, Shona Husk, who is joining us with her upcoming release from Ellora's Cave, Saved by the Trickster!
Magic and Tricksters
Several years ago I watched ‘The Prestige’. It’s a film about two competing magician’s each trying to come up with the most complex and unbelievable tricks. It was fascinating and it sparked an idea. Magicians as we know them are trying to make us believe they can do the impossible, but what if there was a magician whose problem was making the impossible look believable.
Instead of creating complex tricks to fool us into believing, they were using props and making a show so that real magic became something that we could grasp instead of staring in disbelief. A place where magic is real and yet if people were shown it in its purest form they wouldn’t believe, so the magician has to make it look like something the audience could unravel if they watched close enough.
From that idea Lysanna the Trickster was born.
She might be an almost immortal demi-god, but in the eyes of the people she is just a traveling magician and few know of her true powers. And while she is tempted to show them all what she can really do, she knows it would serve no purpose. She is caught between magic and reality and somehow has to bridge the gap.
Creating her show and tricks was a lot of fun…as was giving her a rather hot assistant with his own troubles. But a little bit of magic goes a long way to saving them both.