Snippet from The Wizard Strange
The untrained witch child, Rosemary, has set off n her quest to destroy the Shadow King, Kafkad.
The ancient shepherd had begun to talk about wizardry and magic powers both good and ill.
“That Shadow King,” he muttered, “has great powers and grows stronger with every passing day. Little good will he do for us poor folk.”
Rosemary kept quiet, but listened intently. She was glad to find that others shared her premonitions.
Then John asked, “Think you that evil Kafkad can be stopped in any way?”
The old woman replied, “This talk of magic reminds me of tales I heard many years ago when I was a child. People talked of a great White Wizard. I don’t remember his name. He was very clever and I am sure he would have fought this Black Shadowed one.”
“Ah yes! I remember.” Her husband interrupted, “He was the called the Wizard Strange. He was young at that time, but very powerful. He would know how to defeat our enemy, if anyone does.”
“Where did the Wizard live?” Rosemary asked.
“He was said to live far beyond the Lonely Mountain. No one knows what became of him. It was long ago,” replied the shepherd.