Mageia is a magical realm, discovered in madness, perhaps, but is it real?
Jorja knows only too well that what she sees could just be an imaginary world of an insane mind, where she lingers to escape the cruelties that surround her. Except for her frail mother, she has nobody to love her. But she did have these strange powers. Are they valid or part of her folly in thinking she is different? She has been locked up, after all.
Maisie is blind; had been since she’d appeared. Though an orphan, found on a doorstep of a Home, there is something special about her that, at the age of seven, begins to change her perception of what could be the enigma of truth.
What is the connection between Jorja and Maisie?
The Keys To Mageia reveals their secrets and will possibly make you believe it’s all real.
Two tales of adventure, mystery and surprises, one story of fantasy, where your wishes may or may not come true.
“The Keys of Mageia” consists of two novels by Julie Elizabeth Powell, now combined as one. The first part of the book was previously published as “Of Sound Mind”; the second is entitled “Maisie”. The link between the two stories is the magical land of Mageia.
In the first part of the book, we are introduced to the character of Jorja, a young girl who is aware that she is different, but is reassured by the love of her frail mother. However, on her mother’s death, Jorja is exposed to the hatred fo her aunt and she is eventually considered to be mentally unstable and placed in an institution. She suffers at the hands of an unscrupulous doctor, but eventually escapes.
Jorja discovers that she is able to enter a different world, a world known as Mageia. Here, she discovers that her difference is not considered as such and that she has a role to play in the future of this magical place.
Maisie is a seven year blind girl – an orphan whose difference causes her some problems. She is a bright, intelligent child, but sometimes needs the relief afforded by her dreams. The dreams are amazing, because she is able to see and while in the land of her dreams, she meets a woman and boy. She feels a connection to them and both have major parts to play in her story. It may be no surprise to learn that the land of Maisie’s dreams is Mageia and the woman’s name is Jorja.
Maisie has a huge part to play in overcoming the evil which threatens to overcome the magical land of Mageia, but to say more might spoil the story for others!
I thoroughly enjoyed the stories of Jorja and Maisie. Julie Elizabeth Powell is so good at creating fantasy worlds and I was entralled by Mageia and the wonderful characters brought to life by the author. Well worth reading!