The heroes who brought the gem home are renowned in story and song, but for two fellows on the quest, peace and prosperity do not come easily. That is, not until her grandmother dies and Alice’s mother disappears, leaving behind only a single clue to her whereabouts: a cryptic note that says “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government.

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