Alexandra Darteyn
Alexandra Darteyn

I’m a young adult fantasy author fascinated by the teen search for identity and self-worth amid the pressure to perform and conform.

Alexandra Darteyn
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Magic System Spectrum: Dune v. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Magic in Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dune, and Avatar span the magic system spectrum.

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Magical Plot Devices of ‘Harry Potter’ – Part 1

Magical Plot Devices of 'Harry Potter' – Part 1

The patronus, mirror of Erised, and the sword of Gryffindor are magical plot devices created to highlight Harry Potter’s character arc.

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Magical Plot Devices of ‘Harry Potter’ – Part 2

Magical Plot Devices of ‘Harry Potter’ – Part 2

Thestrals, prophecies, and dual core wands are magical plot devices in the second half of the Harry Potter series.

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