Tubal Cain, the Fairy
Tubal Cain is the world’s worst fairy.
As a youngster, he was thrown out of his Elementary Wandwork class after accidentally turning his tutor into a pumpkin.
He has also taken every conceivable wing-growth potion on the market, to no effect.
Tubal Cain is a whyad, a member of a fairy enclave known to ask endless questions and get on everybody’s nerves.
Banned from the use of magic in the Fairy Kingdom as a danger to himself and others, he makes his way by ducking and diving, taking what he can get and selling what can make him a profit. He has contacts in the gnomic underworld, is technically wanted by the Troll King, and is a fanatic for the latest elven gadgetry.
When he gets summoned to court by Queen Titania, he assumes he’s been caught in the middle of a deal to fence some sleepdust that fell off the back of a Sandman. He can’t believe he’s actually been roped into doing a ‘Happily Ever After’ – a Cinderella-style makeover of a human’s life, to ensure that humans start believing in fairies again.
So can the world’s worst fairy make sure his client lives happily ever after?
Tricky. Especially when the wicked sister-in-law steals the wand, and the Fairy King has plans of his own…