Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Writing & Linguistics (B.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Laura Valeri


A young boy, born with magic, travels along with his mentor in a medieval high fantasy world where magic is feared and seen as a threat. Facing prejudice and persecution from non-magic users, the two stay in the woods, away from civilization. Because of this, the boy has not realized that his mentor, who raised him since his parents died when he was five, has been maltreating him and manipulating and using the boy for his own ends – to resurrect the dead. With the help of an unlikely friend, the boy starts learning that the treatment he has been receiving from his mentor is wrong and should not be such, leading the boy to question everything from whether he would be better off on his own to if the magic that he was born with is truly a gift at all. Just as he comes to realize the extent of the situation he is in, his mentor has used his magic to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead and the boy has to stop him before the spirits of the dead destroy the world.