Second War of the Mages: Clip from Chapter 4Alastair walked to the fireplace and stared into the simmering embers. For a moment, he seemed lost in their glow; then he turned, took the tongs, and placed a new log upon them. Orange sparks flew up and then settled and died. A yellow flame began to grow around the log like a leafy vine, and he stared deeply into it.Second War of the Mages: Clip from Chapter 4
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"Do you know," he said, "how much energy a mage produces? If you are to become a mage, you ought to know such a thing."
He turned around, held up his hand, and a blue flame danced gently on the end. "It seems so much, all that we can do." He turned his hand, and the flame danced a pirouette before settling atop his fing