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The Unburned Island by Auden Johnson

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By Spirit Guide Communication through the Art of DivinationPublished 4 years ago 5 min read
Used with Permission of Bewitching Book Tours

Tagline: A haunted island. An unusual demon. Can this team of magical investigators solve the mystery of the Unburned Island?

Today's Book Spotlight is The Unburned Island Ohter Investigator series by Auden Jonson. It is book of of a fantasy horror released by Aubrey, LLC in April 2017. It is a short 148 but really tells the story of the adventures of magical investigators and an unusual demon.

Book Description:

The book description provided to me by the author reads as follows:

The entire island was on fire yet only one schoolhouse burned. Everyone disappeared. Several tried taking it over but were never successful. People no longer talk about the Unburned Island. It was left to rot.

Years later, Kiran, En and a team of magical investigators travel to the island to banish whatever haunts an old building. With En acting strange, they knew this wouldn’t be a simple job. Kiran develops a second ability, making their investigation both easier and harder.

It takes them no time to realize the building isn’t the problem. The island is. They never anticipated the terrible secrets hidden within the school’s campus. Maybe some of the residents deserved their fate.

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The author was nice enough to provide an excerpt for you to read so that you will know how magical the book truly is:

She pulled the band off her wrist and tied back her bushy hair. Of course, it didn’t all fit in the tie.

At least it wasn’t in her way now. Rather than use magic or chemicals to straighten her hair, Kiran usually kept it short. It was time to cut it again. She rarely let it run wild like this but work got in the way. Kiran liked her hair wild and long but it wasn’t practical. She needed to dye it again. The dark blue wasn’t as vibrant.

Why was she the only one drawn to this area? She usually saw more spirits than most but tests showed Kiran wasn’t sensitive. Maybe the other people wandering the grounds were human and she hadn’t paid much attention to that.

A terrible smell rolled in. Like old garbage and rotting corpses. Then the odor was gone.

The smell returned. Then it was gone.

It pulsed like a heartbeat. Kiran followed it.

From the small glances she got through windows, the interior appeared sturdy despite being abandoned. The school was clearly old but not nearly as worn as she had expected. Pieces of the stone exterior were chipped, probably due to age or weather. Thick green vines climbed up the building and through windows. She couldn’t see much of the roof from this angle.

She understood why someone wanted to use this place. The island was a short ferry ride away from the mainland. From Kiran’s first look, it seemed the land was large enough to fit a small village, the perfect location for an experimental campus.

This close, the old school no longer felt like a monster despite the oppressive air. Maybe the building wasn’t the problem.

Maybe it sat between worlds. Most believed Others’ ancestors came from different worlds and settled here. No one knew why they ran away from home.

Grass rustled. Kiran stopped. A figure jerked as though it wasn’t used to its body. The head turned at impossible angles. It twitched like the broken hands of a clock. It clicked as though each step towards her snapped a bone.

Kiran spread her feet shoulder length apart. She made sure all the lines of her body were straight so power could flow freely. She lifted two fingers and drew a level one ward symbol—a circle with a simple X in the middle.

Nothing happened.

She tried level two— an X with a line down the middle, from the sky to the ground.


She hit level five with no results. Symbols at higher levels took longer to create. Knots twisted in her wrist and side. The thing was close now. The smell was so bile she could taste it. She didn’t want to inhale and get more of that stuff in her. Kiran needed to breathe. If she wasn’t calm, the spell wouldn’t do what she wanted.

She stepped back, making sure to keep her body straight. This was taking too long. Hopefully, level ten would work. She made the ward sign. The creature shattered.

Kiran hit the ground. She couldn’t hear the clicking of bones anymore.

Some magic had a strong recoil. Wards were dangerous. You felt the effects only after the enemy was gone. Kiran’s limbs trembled. That was about all the moving she would do for a while.

About the Author

Auden Johnson, is an artist at heart. She loves to take photos of scenic views and post many of her landscape photos on here website here. She also loves graphic design ad completes a Masters in Publishing: Digital and Print. Her Masters in Information and Library Science allows her to research and write about her beautifully dark stories. At this time she has published 13 dark fantasy stories featuring diverse characters with powers and questionable morals. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

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