Wish Upon a Star

A philosopher once asked," Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really. Do the stars gaze back? Now, that's a question! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Our story really begins here, 150 years ago at the Royal Academy of Science in London, England. Where a letter arrived, containing a very strange inquiry.

It had come from a country boy, and the scientist who read it thought it might be a practical joke of some kind. But he duly wrote a reply politely explaining that the query was nonsense. And posted it to the boy who lived in a village called Wall, so named, the boy had said, for the wall that ran alongside it. A wall that, according to local folklore, hid an extraordinary secret.

But, the scientist was wrong. The wall had successfully done its job of hiding the magical kingdom of Stormhold.

The young man, Dunstan who had written the letter of inquirer had managed to discover the hidden kingdom of Stormhold himself, but had returned that night to his home in England, hoping that his adventure would soon be forgotten. But nine months later, he received an unexpected souvenir.

Yet, eighteen years passed, and the baby Tristan grew up knowing nothing of his unconventional heritage. But never mind how the infant became a boy. This is the story of how Tristan Thorn becomes a man, a much greater challenge altogether. For to achieve it, he must win the heart of his one true love.

But, fortunately for him, nearly every star in the sky was at that moment was looking in earnest at the land on the other side of the wall, where the King of all Stormhold lay on his deathbed, which was a coincidence because it was the King's final act that would change the course of Tristan's destiny forever.

But this story is not about Tristan's struggle to grow and become a man, but rather about his somber cousin, Jaden Pricilla Thorne.

And this, my friends, is the story about how taking a risk can bring you everything your heart desires. Even love.