Aethelred and the Wand of Woe
by Roy Sakelson
When prince Aethelred finally gets to explore the sea, he discovers a strange island, and a wand with unimaginable power. Using the wand's magic to perform daring acts of valor, he tries to overcome his fears by matching the courage of Gwendolyn, his older sister. Will Aethelred find the strength to resist the promises the wand offers? Or has the dark magic already become too much a part of him?