Magic Realm Manuscripts (Volume 1): The Dragon Lord’s Secretary


Nicole Petit

Dear Mr. Great and Glorious Dragon Lord,

I am applying for a position you don’t know that you need filled, that of your secretary. Before you reject this application, please consider the following. Who organizes and polishes your treasure hoard? Dragon claws are too large and imprecise. You require an applicant with thumbs. Who organizes your schedule? Dragons are too self-interested for this work. You require an applicant willing to write down your every meeting and make sure each one fits neatly into your calendar.

I believe I am this applicant.

I come highly recommended, and I would gladly direct you to my previous employers. Unfortunately, most of them have died. Not through any misfortune or anything caused by me. They died of old age, as mortals tend to do. If you would like confirmation of my abilities,please contact Mr. Winston Churchill. He lives at 28 Hyde Park Gate, London, England, Mortal Realm.

I have enclosed my resume. It is very long. See the attached. (Inside the box. The huge box. You can’t miss it.)


Miss Scarlet Chase

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Perisic

    The Dragon Lord’s Secretary feels like a unique crossover between realms. The construction of the dragon society and hierarchy gives the story a real feel; like this isn’t an isolated event within the world, but that their events affect it entire. And, through it, the secretary is such a breaking point for the genre with her otherwordliness, calling for the reader’s knowledge ever since her out-of-place job. Her attitude gives us a fresh perspective of a fantasy world, while she crafts a place for herself in it with her bold attitude and quick wit. She becomes more than a sassy face when she shows heart by sharing her world with the Dragon Lord and when she displays her determination to stop the oncoming war between the dragons and the magi.

    Petit toys skillfully with the limits of the self-aware nature of the story, which she uses to touch but never break the fourth wall and keep the reader on their toes. The creation myth was gorgeous as well, coloring the post-Camelot world with an endearing story. It makes it all the better that the reader knows by then that the myth actually doesn’t have a happy ending, but that the story very much does. I can’t wait to read some of the stories in the Dragon Lord’s collection!

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