In my book, Dru fights demons and creatures using magical crystals.
Here’s what’s cool: all of the crystals she uses are magically charged versions of actual, real-life crystals: quartz, amethyst, galena, pyrite, etc.
Being a writer who writes about crystals, I’ve naturally built up a modest collection of crystals over the years.
The towns in the Rocky Mountains are rife with rock shops and lapidaries, some of them little more than a room in someone’s house. If you know where to look, you can find some pretty cool stuff.
Here’s a picture of my biggest crystal find yet: a natural selenite wand. Because of its mineral structure, selenite is fiber-optic, which my lovely wife is demonstrating here with LED lights.
In the books, this wand belongs to Dru’s ultimate nemesis, an evil crystal sorceress bent on destroying the world.
Fun stuff! Especially because, hidden in the between all the fancy magic, there’s a little bit of science. Neat-o.