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The Goddess Of This World"As there is one Face above all worlds merely to see which is irrevocable joy, so at the bottom of all worlds, that face is waiting whose sight alone is the misery from which none who beholds it recover."
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C.S. Lewis, Perelandra
In 1894, Andrew Ketterly made several pairs of magic rings, for the use of traveling to other worlds. He used his nephew Digory Kirke and Digory's friend Polly Plummer as subjects, like lab rats. They brought back someone unexpected. Jadis, the last living soul of a world called Charn. She was a queen and knew magic--not the little hocus-pocus Andrew Ketterly puttered in, but the true magic that could alter the course of history, and destroy nations.
After starting a riot in London, she departed again out of this world.
Good riddance, thought Letty Ketterly, Andrew's wife, as sweet, humble, and sensible as her husband was sour, proud, and foolish. But she soon noticed that an heirloom was missi