THE APPRENTICE WIZARD The story of how Matt Mantrell, Lord High Wizard of Merovence, met his apprentice Ortho, and why Ortho is called "the Frank."
Part I: Wizard Required(20 pages, 5,084 words)
Matt, the Lord Wizard, really, really needs an apprentice wizard to share his workload. A timid scribe named Ortho applies for the job, and seems perfect for the position... perhaps too perfect...
Part II: Hanging Around(14 pages, 3,475 words)
The Lord Wizard has only two days to prove his apprentice innocent of sorcery... or Ortho goes to the gallows.
Part III: Background Check(16 pages, 3,931 words)
Matt, Duke Montmartre, and Stegoman fly to the Abbey of St. Moncaire to verify Ortho's story. Just who is "the Frank," the mysterious rebel who helped priests escape Malingo's sorcerers?
Part IV: Seen of the Crime(18 pages, 4,556 words)
Matt and Montmartre investigate the scene of the priestly murder, and find flaws in the case against Ortho.
Part V: Letter Alone(19 pages, 4,727 words)
A crucial clue eludes Matt & Montmartre, but points them toward a village outcast and her daughter.
Part VI: The Burning Woman(19 pages, 4,906 words)
Matt & Montmartre finally find proof Ortho is the Frank, as well as who betrayed Fr. DuVois.