Highland Sorcery Magic

All magic wielders have a specific gift or talent. Magic can be shared by will (not forced or taken) between magic wielders, however a wielder can still only use the magic given within the specifications of their unique talent.

For example, a healer can share his magic with a sorcerer, but the sorcerer will not be able to heal someone. He can use the added magic to enhance his own abilities and do the things that only a sorcerer can do.

Sorcerers: The most diverse and powerful of the magic wielders, sorcerers can do many things, such as focus their magic into power streams either for destructive or constructive purposes. They can open and close rifts (portals) into time or space and move from location to location or within different time eras.

If strong enough, a sorcerer can harness the magic of several wielders at once. A sorcerer's magic is absorbed from nature, from the magic that lies within the land, air, and water.

Healers: Heal. They absorb magic through nature, mainly the land, and can send their essence into another person to manipulate muscle tissue, vessels, or remove disease and infection. They work similar to a surgeon without the need to cut anyone open and use tools.

Witches: Natural witches absorb their magic through nature as well. They are a lesser counterpart to sorcerers, performing much of the same functions, except for the power over time and space rifts.

Witches must use spells, rituals, and incantations to funnel their magic. Witches have a bad reputation for being easily corrupted. Although their magic stems from nature, witches can obtain more by making pacts with demons. Once they cross that line, it's rare for a witch to go back because the craving for stronger magic is all-consuming.

Empaths: Similar to healers, with a touch an empath can send her essence into another person and scroll through their memories and emotions. They are extremely sensitive to heavy emotion and can generally intuit a person's intentions or gifts even without a touch.  

Shapeshifters: Most shapeshifters have the ability to shift into several different animal forms, although a few are limited to one particular animal. None are able to take the form of another human being other than themselves.

There is a moment between shifting when the shapeshifter is pure energy. It is dangerous to maintain this transitional state for a long time due to the instability of being without any form. The risk is within losing oneself in this state and simply dispersing into the atmosphere.

The Fae: Their home is Reolin Skene, the Shadowrood dimension. Though magic is found within the earth realm and nature, the Fae brought much of their more darker magic into our realm (so it would not overtake theirs as their hearts turned cold) and assigned Keepers, an entire clan of magic wielders, to maintain an uneasy balance from the darker parts of magic to overpower the light magic. As long as the Keepers' hearts remain true and strong, the balance will hold.

Storm Summoners: Summoners absorb their magic from the air and wind. They can summon and disperse storms, as well as light rain showers for the nurturing of crops.

Seers: A very old magic taken from the sea. Seers are able to look into the past and future by interpreting ripples in the water.

Moon Sifters: Moon Sifters are extremely rare and extremely potent. They absorb the bulk of their magic from the stars and moonlight and appear to have many of the same talents as sorcerers--possibly much more.

Moon Sifters are born only every thousand years so much of what their gifts are is unknown. A moon sifter can feel a deep darkness inside of them, which they tend to shy away from, never reaching their full potential, or let loose to dire consequences. The most abusive sorcerers throughout history have really been moon sifters.

Vampires: Vampires are born, not turned. Though their nature and magic stems from dark magic, they are not inherently evil. The dark magic makes them avoid sunlight, though it will not kill them. It does weaken their stamina, agility, and inhuman strength for hours so most avoid it.

Vampires crave human blood, although they do not need it to survive. It acts more like a drug in their system, which alters their personalities into a reckless, out-of-control version of themselves.

Dragons: The most ancient of the magical races, dragons prefer solitary existences deep within the warm bowels of the earth where they will sleep for centuries, awakening only long enough to bask in the sunlight and take a human form to spawn. Most of their half-dragon offspring do not show or engender any dragonic abilities. But those that do . . . 

These books are ongoing. Is there any particular type of supernatural being you'd like to see?
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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

When is the next book - Colt's story- come out???

Clover Autrey said...

It's scheduled for Halloween, so hang tight.

Jennydevilz said...

I'm just about to start the second book which i purchased today, I read the first in 2 days lol I am now gutted that I have to wait for book 3, can you tell me who's story is next?

Clover Autrey said...

Hi Jenny, I certainly can. Col's up next and I have to admit that he is my favorite of the siblings. And then Shaw's story will finish them all out.

His is the toughest to write, but I'm plowing through.

Anonymous said...

Just started reading your books in paeticular this series.. really liking it so far. Thank you

Clover Autrey said...

That is so sweet. Thanks.

Vicki said...

I am glad I found You and your great books. Never was into paranormal things but your books keep me coming back. I have read the 1st 3 books of Highland Sorcery and can hardly way to see how it all comes to rightswith Shaw's book. Keep going, my friend!!Tessi

Clover Autrey said...

Hi Vicki/Tessi. You commented on one of my favorite days. Dia de los Muerte. Day of the Dead.

Anyway, thanks so much for letting me know you're enjoying the Highland series. I'm having a blast writing them and will be sad to actually finish, but geez, these poor siblings have to have their happily ever afters, right?

Anonymous said...

Hello, just wanted you to know that I have read and enjoyed the first three books in the Highland Series and was wondering when Shaw's story will becoming out?

Clover Autrey said...

I'm furiously working on it, about a third of the way through. I love Shaw, he views himself as unsalvageable right now so I'm having fun with him. I'm estimating I'll be finished close to the first part of the new year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clover, just finished the first 2 in the Highland Sorcery world and you have done a fabulous job, speaking from someone who has lived in England on and off for many years and travels there and to Scotland several times a year. Looking forward to Col's story and of course, anxious for Shaw.

Absolutely splendid work.
Blessings, Shery

Clover Autrey said...

Shery, Thank you for letting me know. I've often wondered what someone who knows the UK would think of these stories.

polgara said...

I am waiting for 'Shaw's' story. When will it be released?
Sandy

polgara said...

By the way I love this series.I am glad I was surfing Amazon and discovered the Highland sorcery books
Sandy

Clover Autrey said...

Thanks so much Sandy. What a nice thing to hear. I am hoping to have Shaw's book out by the end of next month. I'm eager for it as well.

Anonymous said...

Hello, wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading the first three books in the Sorcery series and was wondering when Shaw's book would becoming out?

Clover Autrey said...

I'm anxious for it as well. Soon, hopefully very soon if all goes as planned...

Anonymous said...

When will Shaw' book becoming out?

Clover Autrey said...

If edits go well, should be the end of this month or first part of May...

Anonymous said...

LOVE your sorcery series! Thank you for writing a good story without a lot of physical romance. I like "smut" novels as much as the next gal, but it is soooo refreshing to read a story that doesn't pause to fulfill some quota of physical fantasy. CANNOT wait for Shaws book! Any updates on when it will be released?

Anonymous said...

Cant wait for Shaws book! How much longer :( tell them to just let me have the book without editing it lol...i can just read through gramical errors just fine

Clover Autrey said...

You guys are great! I gotta tell you honestly Shaw's has taken so many little twists and become so much more of a dynamic character than I first thought...and then all the storylines from each sibling had to come together.

Believe me, I'm as anxious as ya'll for you to read it. Soon, soon, soon, we're working furiously on getting it just right. So close now I can taste it.

Anonymous said...

Do we have a release date yet for Highland Moon Sifter? From the previous comments it looks like it keep getting pushed back. Is the release going to happen this summer? Maybe by Christmas?

Clover Autrey said...

I know, I know, believe me, but no, you definitely won't have to wait until Christmas.

I think I was a little optimistic about how fast I could write this one until I got into it and had to be really careful in how I tied up each of the siblings' books into a cohesive ending that wouldn't mess up what Toren, Col, and Edeen have already been through and their newfound love. It is finished though. Completely, the end, and I can't wait for y'all to read it.

It's going through a thorough edit and the cover art is close to being finished. I promise if it's not out in June, I will eat some Squid and travel to the future myself and bring back a copy.



Caroline said...

Yay!! so glad to hear the fourth is almost out! I just found these books and read all three in 4 days!...i know what your thinking...why the hold up?..well i had to work..sleep...etc. anyway! yay!

Clover Autrey said...

Thanks Caroline, love to hear things like that. I mean, who wouldn't?

Anonymous said...

In 2 days read all 3 books and started hunting for the final one on Shaw. Looking forward to it soon.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the first three in the series an looking forward to reading Shaw's story.

Lisa Saperstein said...

I just finished Highland Shifter. It was marvelous! As we're the first 2 in the series. I read them over the last 3 days. I am eager to read the last. Thank you for writing such wonderful stories!
Lisa

Clover Autrey said...

Thanks Lisa, that's so sweet of you to tell me. Good timing too as the final one will be out close to the end of this week.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Thank You!

Clover Autrey said...

*grins*

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