I look at Idi, the main character in my story ‘Oracle’s Quest’ and I smile. He is on a journey: he thinks by finding out who his parents were that he will discover who he is. Abandoned as a baby and having no name he was nicknamed Idiot which over the years gets shortened to Idi. This description heaped on him by the villagers will remain ingrained in his spirit for many years. Only when he is able to shake off this mantra that has been put on him will he begin to discover the person he can be. Idi’s magic will at the end know no limits; and depending on whether he can keep his spirit pure will determine whether he will use the power to create or destroy.
Word’s are containers of power, we use them to build up “oh well done!” or we use them to deflate “you’re so clumsy”. As Idi begins to realise the power of words and starts to release the ancient magic within him he will start to mould Talia (the Kingdom that hosts this story) and the changes will affect everyone.
Marcus, the wise old Magician, will try his hardest to change Idi’s negative self perception and will encourage him to choose a better way of thinking.