The Last Speaker

The Last Speaker by Lee Burton

When the world was young, Joe was advisor to emperors, could challenge gods—he even succeeded in cheating death. Now Joe is the last speaker of magic. Or so he believes. Penniless, and hopping a train, he meets three hoboes who don't just show him the ropes of riding the rails. They show him magic hasn't faded out of the world the way he thought… It feels like he's found his people again—but is every ending truly a new beginning? Maybe he's simply been alive too long, and his age is over. If Joe doesn't figure out what he wants soon, this renewed precious connection to magic, to new friends, and to himself, may quickly slip through his fingers.