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April 1, 2020

April 2020

April 2020 Issue


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by Rowenna Miller

Sophie Balstrade, a charm caster, is a reluctant revolutionary. She would like nothing more than to continue creating charmed dresses in her small shop in the capital city of Galitha. But her country is now in a civil war, and her brother Kristos and her fiancé, former crown prince Theodor, are the leaders of the Reformists.

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