JP Roth's Theory of Magic

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Pub Date 03 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022

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"Die, die the hand is mine, to be human, is to live your life in the blind."

“There was mud in my mouth, my knees dripped blood onto the uneven pavement—little spatters of crimson rain. I bit down on my fist. I wouldn't cry, it would only distract me from running."

"Ahead of me, a little girl is sleeping in the alley, her hand clenched around a bundle of forget-me-nots. The moonlight spilling on her pale skin turns her from innocent to wraith. Two days ago, I was her, a forgotten face in a sea of the living dead—yet I was different. At night I would shed my human skin and go back to my own kind. Go back to my world with wings of light to carry me through the sky, where no element, flame or weapon forged could claim my life."

"That was two nights ago, I am a fairy no longer. Tonight, I am human...and if they catch me, I will die.”

On the day the god Cronus was born, it is said, the earth quaked and screamed at its core. The cliffs bordering the sea crashed together, flames shot into the open sky. Each flame carried a Seelie fairy. In their blood flowed the magic of the old worlds and the fire of immorality. The Unseelie were formed in the ashes that fell to the ground, they carried no flame and could die. The ruling gods struck an accord with the Unseelie who protested their fate: Every hundred years, a Seelie fairy must be human for three days, in that time, the Unseelie could hunt their immortal flame, and gods would close their eyes.

A princess of firelight and next in line for the Seelie throne, Selyara is a girl who wants only freedom. Given no protection, she must face three days as a human, alone. Lavara sits on the Seelie throne as queen regent until Selyara has completed and survived her human trial. If Selyara dies, Lavara will take the throne. On the first eve of her humanity, Selyara stands under the moon, trying to accept the fact that, like so many ancestors before her, she may not survive the hunt.

Brought up in the ways of the Unseelie and trained as a blood hunter, Lore captures the fairy named Selyara. Mystified and drawn to the girl with the fire-red hair, he watches her trade her throne for the promise of a friend’s life. Faced with loyalty to his own queen and betraying everything he knows, Lore must give his sword to a kingdom he has always opposed, and a strange, magical girl—fast becoming more precious to him than any immortal fire.


"Die, die the hand is mine, to be human, is to live your life in the blind."

“There was mud in my mouth, my knees dripped blood onto the uneven pavement—little spatters of crimson rain. I bit down...


A Note From the Publisher

J.P. Roth is an American Novelist, and owner of Rothic comics, founded in 2012, through which she has produced and published five of her original series. She lives in California with her husband, son, and their adorable Bichon Frise, and her days are spent writing fanciful stories, walking on the beach, and attending comic conventions across the globe. While she enjoys traveling to exotic locations, she admittedly prefers to stay home, wrapped in a soft fluffy blanket, drinking tea and penning her next novel.

Theory of Magic is written by author, dreamer and wild child extraordinaire JP Roth. Roth is an American Novelist, and owner of Rothic comics, founded in 2012, through which she has produced and published five of her original series. She lives in California with her husband, son, and their adorable Bichon Frise, and her days are spent writing fanciful stories, walking on the beach, and attending comic conventions across the globe. While she enjoys traveling to exotic locations, she admittedly prefers to stay home, wrapped in a soft fluffy blanket, drinking tea and penning her next novel.
KEY SELLING POINTS
• Established creator with good history of selling her Rothic line of comics through Diamond, and now expanding into prose. ABLAZE helping get her graphic novels to a wider audience.
• Social Media Reach:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/jprothic/ - 20k Followers FB: https://www.facebook.com/JPRothic - 38k Likes Website: https://www.rothic.com/
• Jo is active on social media and willing/ready to help promote.
• Per JP Roth:
“I average about 1,000-1,500 books at a show. NYCC, SDCC, SLC, ECCC, etc. but I have sold far more. 15-20 shows a year for 9 years! If I had ever lived in a world where I could have facilitated larger print runs, I would have sold far more, it is rare if I don’t sell out at a show. Ancient Dreams is my best selling series, it was also my first published series. I really don’t know what to compare it to. Sandman maybe, or American Gods. I get compared a lot to Sandman. The Wicked and the Divine is another one”
• JP Roth “Women in Comics” Interview: https://www.previewsworld.com/Article/
175199-Women-In-Comics-Month-Interview-With-JP-Roth

J.P. Roth is an American Novelist, and owner of Rothic comics, founded in 2012, through which she has produced and published five of her original series. She lives in California with her husband...


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