Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name




Degree Program

English, MA

Committee Chair

Griner, Paul

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Ridley, Glynis

Committee Member

Ridley, Glynis

Committee Member

Williams, Michael

Author's Keywords

magic; fantasy; creative; prose


This thesis is the beginning of a book title The Zodiac Army. The book is the first in a trilogy and follows three different characters. The first, Ash, is a teenage boy who discovers he is a powerful magician who, along with another magician, can control the elements of nature. The two form a Twin pairing and will fight for each other and for the safety of the kingdom. Alora, the second character, is a young and faithful priestess in the Temple. Her faith, in both the gods and those in charge of the Temple, could bring the entire system to its knees. Finally there is Maze, a criminal-turned politician whose role on the Council of Thirteen, the advising arm to the throne, is not enough. He desires the throne and the kingdom, not for the sake of power, but for an idealistic view of what the world could be under his control.

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