Chrysanthe

Trailer: Chrysanthe by Yves Meynard

About Chrysanthe: Christine, the princess and heir to the real world of Chrysanthe, is kidnapped as a small child by a powerful magician and exiled in a Made World that is a version of our present reality. In exile, supervised by her strict “uncle”(actually a wizard in disguise), she undergoes bogus memory recovery therapy, through which she…

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Chrysanthe

The Curse of the Magic System

By Yves Meynard I heard a story once about two 12-year old boys who were discussing a certain fantasy book I shall not name, and pronounced it way better than The Lord of the Rings—because its magic system was more consistent. Ridiculous, yes—but I can’t quite dismiss the criticism. Fantasy depends on magic more closely…