Author Ariel Ceylan
Ariel Ceylan is the author of The Assignment and The Power of a Vision, two fantasy novelettes for middle school children.
The Assignment has two stories inside, the tales of Zephyr and Zili. Zephyr is a Sorcerer-in-Training and he has been given an assignment that is based on the ancient history of the world he lives in, Whithith. Once he completes his assignment, he can become a Sorcerer, however, encountering different people and the information while on his mission, changes everything he previously thought to be true. Zili, the other lead, is a warrior and she had a vision that the worlds are going to be destroyed. She realizes her limitation in saving the worlds, so she attempts to enlist help of the beings of Whithith. However, she has many secrets, and the existence of other worlds is a great secret indeed, among others.
The Power of a Vision continues Zephyr and Zili’s stories. Zephyr is the first student to return home, Sorcerer’s Tower, and he, alone and with loose morals, climbs his way to secret chambers. In those secret chambers, he uncovers books of forbidden spells and decides to learn from them. Meanwhile, Zili has found her band and they know that she is keeping something from them. They pressure her into revealing a great mystery. Zili is Gray Wolf of Six Blades, the greatest warrior in Whithith, a secret she planned to keep until her grave.
Ariel Ceylan is currently a first-year in university and is studying Philosophy. She finds that Philosophy will strengthen her characters, which she believes strengthens the story. To Ariel Ceylan, a story is not a story until the characters are so alive that they make it themselves.
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