Guardians of Aeld

Greetings, Mighty Ones!  

Now you and I both know, you’re secretly a magical prodigy. You have enough spell power in your PINKY to make Merlin the Magician look like a doddering fool.

However, as an up-and-coming Archmage, you may still be undecided about which magical tradition you should follow.  

No worries. With a little help from the characters in my Young Adult Fantasy series, Guardians of Aeld, I’ve prepared this series of questionnaires to help you discover your strengths as an elemental magician.

Let’s start with the power of Earth—or as we like to describe it on Planet Aeld, the power of Stone.

You’re probably asking yourself, “Why would I want to specialize in Stone Magic?”

Good question! Let’s hear from our magical expert, Odzilla Wyrdd, who’s better known as Hoodoo, the Badger Sorceress.

Hoodoo is the furry, troll-like, Trombelly, who’s universally recognized as the Stone Power on Planet Aeld. Hoodoo (who lives in a cave, of course) is more than 1,700 years old. She has risen to the rank of Stone Queen in a magical order called the Daughters of Aeld (which Commonfolk call the “Aeldoras.”)

Here’s how Hoodoo answers the question, “What’s a Stone Mage?”

“Only the very best, most important kind of mage in the world! We heal. We sow. We help things grow. We crumble solid rock into fertile soils. We raise hills from eroding plains; bore tunnels through impassable mountains; and cool the magma that would incinerate plants and trees.  Best of all, we’re beloved of Fairy Queen Terraine, who blesses us with her authority to summon the Stone People, the Green Brothers, the Insects and the Beasts to help us steward all the wild places of the world!”

Awesome! Sign me up, please!

Now. Let’s figure out if you would make the grade as an apprentice to Queen Hoodoo. Answer the following questions honestly. 

(Remember:  Queen Hoodoo’s magic is much more powerful than your psi shields. If you cheat, she just might teleport you into a lava pit!)

Stone Magic Quiz

Answer “True,” or “False”

1. People, who are constantly late, make you crazy.


2. If given your choice of weekend chores, you would rather weed the garden, than wash the car.


3. If an art teacher asked you to “use your imagination” and paint the sky green, you would think she was weird. Skies aren’t green, and that’s a fact!


4. You find peace, or self-renewal, when you spend time in nature. You’re particularly fond of parks, wooded areas, gardens, or caves.


5. You love animals. All animals. If you see a neglected or abused animal, you get angry. If you had your choice, you’d adopt (or foster) every hurt animal that crosses your path.


6. Last-minute changes make you uncomfortable. You don’t like to be surprised.


7. You enjoy contact sports (soccer, rugby, basketball, football, wrestling, etc.) You’re less fond of softball, tennis, gymnastics, jogging, sculling, or golf.


8. You keep your promises, and you think everyone else should, too.


9. Your elders often describe you as “grounded” or possessing good, common sense.


10. The world just feels “right” when everything’s in its proper place. That’s why you don’t like a messy room or a cluttered desk.


Adrienne deWolfe, Author

What’s Your Secret Superpower?

Everyone has a little magic in them! What’s your secret superpower? Take our fun quizzes to find out! This 10-part series is based on Fantasy characters from Adrienne deWolfe’s upcoming, Guardians of Aeld Series, for Young Adults.

Part 1: Stone Magic Quiz

Part 2: Secrets of Stone Magic

Part 3: Wind Magic Quiz

Part 4: Secrets of Wind Magic

Part 5: Fire Magic Quiz

Part 6: Secrets of Fire Magic