Author Meredith Bond on Magic and Hero Morgan Vallentyne

Morgan Vallentyne

Guest blogger Meredith Bond is kicking off this weekend with a topic that is near and dear to our hearts– magic. Her latest book, Magic in the Storm, is a paranormal romance featuring hero Morgan Vallentyne, a direct descendant of magician Morgan Le Fey, and heroine Adriana Hayden, a painter with passion and vision. Magic in the Storm is available FREE from Amazon today and tomorrow. The book is also available at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

Morgan Le Fey’s Legacy — The Magic of Morgan Vallentyne

Do you see magic all around you? I do. There are some things that, to me, just can’t be explained to my satisfaction. Science. Music. Medicine. Charisma. How does a scientist come up with the connections she finds? How does she even know to look, let alone where to look? How can a musician — trained or untrained — create something so beautiful it takes you away on a wind of sound and pleasure? Or conversely, create such noise you wonder how anyone could call that music — and yet, thousands do?

Do you ever stop to wonder how these people do these miraculous things? What about artists? Doctors? Mechanics, yes, mechanics! Anyone who can figure out how to take apart an engine and put it back together again and have it not only work, but work better is, to me, awe-inspiring. How do they do that?

It’s got to be magic. There’s no other explanation that I can find. And so, I have expanded on this theory to create a world where the people who can do these amazing things — things which set them apart from the bulk of society — are magical people called Vallen (a Latin word for powerful). Their magical abilities are inherited, with some Vallen having more power, more ability, than others, but each succeeding generation loses some of their power.

The Vallen are dedicated to using their power for the good of ordinary people and ordinary society. Those who use their power to harm others or for their own advancement (to the detriment of others) risk having their power taken away by the high priestess, who is the only one who has that ability.

The first high priestess was Morgan Le Fey, of Arthurian legend, and all high priestesses are her direct descendants, with the seventh child of the family being the one to inherit the position and have it pass down through her line. Naturally, the seventh child of every seventh generation is particularly strong and is the only one who has the power to renew the magical ability of other Vallen (those who have lost it through succeeding generations).

But what would happen if that child — the seventh child of the seventh generation, destined to renew the Vallen of the world and be the most powerful Vallen — was a boy? Read Magic In The Storm and find out.

More About Author Meredith Bond

Merry lives in the DC Metro area with her husband and two teenage children of whom she is “immensely proud.” In addition to paranormal romance, she’s also written four traditional Regency romances. She loves to knit, “puts up with cooking,” and has been teaching creative writing for the past five years. If you want to connect with Merry online, she can be found here:

So readers, how about you? Do you see magic in our everyday world — in science, medicine, music, or machinery? What about in those ‘other’ worlds? Do you love to read stories with magical or mythical elements? Do the Arthurian legends fascinate you? What do you think of the character Morgan Le Fey? What do you think of Morgan Vallentyne?

Merry, thank you for guest blogging today!!!

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

8 thoughts on “Author Meredith Bond on Magic and Hero Morgan Vallentyne

  1. I agree. There’s a hint of magic in things that happen around us. We just take it for granted. And I think that I’ll have to get a copy of the book! 🙂

    1. Hi Abinav, I love the idea of magic in our contemporary world. Who’s to say a doctor who has saved someone’s life or an artist whose creation affects us so deeply we feel as if we’ve been transported to another place are not magicians? Thanks for the comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Yes, to all the above questions! But I’m not sure magic accounts for it as much as the power of the human brain (especially when you count that fact that doctors can *cough* fail to save a human life now and then). Oh, if we really had a Merlin to count on in those times! Good luck with your book, Ms. Archer. It looks interesting!

    1. Well, I’m no doctor or scientist, but maybe the human brain itself is magical. Think of all of its potential and the secrets we have yet to discover about it. Maybe, as with magic or any other weapon or tool, its power, and its limitations, lie within he (or she) who wields it. Love these comments that make me think! Thanks for stopping by, J.D., and for the well wishes on my upcoming release!

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