The Last Sage of Selvus

Matteo isn’t strong or fast or tough. He isn’t particularly popular among his peers. His grades are middling, at best. In fact, the only thing he’s very good at is idling. Out of all the 12-year-olds he knows, he’s memorized the most nursery rhymes, childhood superstitions, and fairy tales. ‘Til now, that skill has never won him favor in life. But when a mysterious, fairy-like stranger appears, he finally sees a chance to make good on all his latent talents. Her name is Vera. She offers a gift: sugar cubes of a magical variety. Vera promises that if the citizens of Matteo’s hometown eat them, all evil and malfeasance will be gone for good. But are her intentions for the city good or evil? And even if he did know, can a little boy convince his town of the truth?

Meet Daniel R. Jones

Daniel R. Jones is a writer from Indianapolis, IN. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Bethel College. Previously, he’s had work published in over a dozen journals, newspapers, and magazines, including Aphelion, Black Rabbit Quarterly, Parody Poetry, the South Bend Tribune, In the Bend, The Drabble, Anxious Poets Society, StarLine, and Time of Singing. He was a 2017 nominee for the Rhysling Award with the Speculative Fiction Poetry Association and won an award for best poem in the 2013 edition of Crossings, Bethel College’s Literary Journal. Daniel R. Jones’ first poetry collection, The Wrenching of the Hip That Precedes the Blessing, is now available from Wipf and Stock. You can find it at the publisher’s website or at Amazon. You can find his Amazon Author Page here: https://www.amazon.com/author/danielrjones