Geoffrey is the last descendant of a mage shrouded in legend. He has been tasked by a jinn that is both his mentor and companion to explore the world of the human born races to find the fragments of his ancestor’s staff.
From the crypts of the Greek Empire to a modern-day Camelot defended by vampire hunters, he races against time to reassemble this ancient artifact. Without it, the world will fall prey to the return of a malevolent spirit.
Fables, folklore, and mythology become reality as those who wield the power of magic alter the course of history.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal visually for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
Geoffrey is the last descendant of the man who ended the last age of magic in a confrontation with a powerful spirit. Myrddin knew that magic would one day return to the world and sent his assistant, Jinx, to teach the one that would be forced to confront this ancient evil. They must assemble his ancestor's staff before it's too late.
Jinx is a being of energy, brought to Earth in the final days of the first age of magic by Myrddin, the last mage for centuries. Generations later, after the emergence of the Human Born and the return of magic, she now serves as teacher, guide, and friend to his last surviving descendant. She is a shape shifting jinn or genie.
Melody grew up in a small community in rural France, a province of the European Alliance. As a teenager, she discovered she possessed the abilities of a mage. Her mother asked a friend of the family to mentor her daughter in the use of mage. She has been Clive's apprentice ever since, learning to master her skills.
Clive is a master mage who became friends with Melody's father before she was born. He kept in touch with the family over the years and when she began showing signs of being able to control magic, her mother requested for him to teach her how to control this unique power. He has taken her on as an apprentice as they travel the world.
Nick was rejected by his mother who was human. He spent most of his life in the sewers and lower levels of New York, scratching out a living. He is a self-taught inventor who is a savant when it comes to technology.
He hates being called a goblin due to his appearance and hides his insecurities behind his quick wit.
How Harison lost his arm is a mystery, but with the help of Nick, he has replaced it with a synthetic replica that has multiple built-in weapons which are ideal for a mercenary fighting on behalf of the European Alliance. As a geomancer, a mage who can manipulate soil and rock, he is a deadly force on the battlefield.
Galen is one of a rare race of Human Born that possesses the wings of a bird sprouting from his back. He has found ways to conceal them by folding them downward or even going as far as using magical enchantments to mask the truth so he can lead a relatively normal life. He often feels isolated and alone because of this.
Revedac is a necromancer, a mage that focuses on the power of death and the reanimation of dead bodies. He has joined in the ongoing conflict against the Greek Empire on behalf of the European Alliance as a mercenary knowing a battlefield is an ideal location to nurture his growing power as he seeks to become a lich.
Gorbin has enjoyed inflicting pain since he was a child, often bullying others to get his way. When he learned he could make a good living off the suffering and death of others, he was quick to enter the lucrative business of being a mercenary. He is currently aiding the European Alliance against the army of the Greek Empire.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Arcane Inheritance, a unique opening features Jinx, a being of pure magic that can take physical form. She says something about needing music and clicks her fingers. The song "A Kind of Magic" as mentioned earlier on this page, begins playing. She begins taking a walk, shifting into different forms. Men, toddlers, women, children, people of all ages, races, and appearances. It's a fun way to introduce the character and her abilities. People who worked on the movie, such as the director, those behind the scenes, even the author of the original book the show/movie is based off of may make a cameo in this series of different forms that the jinn takes.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
The opening sequence is Jinx traveling from one location across the globe to the next, shapeshifting into different individuals. Male, female, and those who are gender neutral are all included. A wide spectrum of age is also present from a toddler barely walking to the eldest person in the world if they're available and interested to make an appearance. Who will be among these seemingly random individuals that Jinx is mimicking the form of? You guessed it. The author.