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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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The Coven by Bridgett Kay

One girl plots her own path by starlight.

Aeterna is a kingdom ruled by order, where everyone knows their place. The shy Miss Grace Ainsworth never expected to find herself to flung into a world of chaos, but after her marriage to Lord Frey, everything changes. Soon, Grace is torn between her love for the cosmic order of the stars and a coven that seeks to take power . . .

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Maiden’s Moon by Caroline Barnard-Smith

Magick is awakening. Evil is stirring. Control is an illusion.

Magick is awakening in the ancient places, evil is stirring in the lightless tunnels carved beneath the sea and the ageless Lord Dewer, self-proclaimed ruler of Armoria, won’t be able to keep control of it all for much longer. A beautiful, blue-haired stranger has travelled the long distance to Armoria, the greatest city in the world. All she carries . . .

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Require: Cookie by Grace McDermott

Suits. Guns. Magic.

A magical thing happened to Stef Mimosa when she was only two: she died and an angel confronted Death to bring her back–or at least that’s how she remembers it. Years later, Stef has traded magic for science, working as a freelance hacker. When a simple coding job turns out to be more than she expected, Stef gets in . . .

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Eikasia by Illise Montoya

An adventure of love and magic.

On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon’s madness. Romance and dark fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don’t. Eikasia—Sometimes, . . .

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Underground by Ada Redmond

As any well weathered traveler will tell you, it’s usually best to abide by the rules of the places you find yourself in. But when the first rule is that no one still alive should be there, abandoning all hope may be the least of your concerns. When eleven year old Millie finds herself stepping through the dark and . . .

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Of Astral and Umbral by Bonnie L. Price

In a dying kingdom chained by superstitions, Arianna lives a life isolated from her people. Her power as an Umbral Mage has seen her vilified, while her twin brother, Darius, is seen as the kingdom’s greatest hope. With few allies and fewer friends, Arianna has resigned herself to a short life of protecting the airborne island nation against threats from . . .

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Ars Harmonia by Project BC

Human beings are transient creatures. The impermanence of life is tightly interwoven into society—the young are taught by the old so that they, in turn, can teach the next generation when the old has passed on. People are raised in a transient world. Everything eventually breaks down. Plants wither, mountains erode, and eventually the planet itself will come to . . .

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Pyrebound by Brayton Cole

The world has not been kind to Ram’s family. Father just lost an arm. Mother can’t work. And if Ram can’t find a way to make money fast, a life of forced labor is the best any of them can hope for. His only way forward is through the darkest side of their dark world–fighting on the front lines of . . .

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That’s So Wizard by Erik McKinnon

Hell isn’t so bad once you get used to it, but not everything for a wizard is sparkles and unicorns.

It’s the 21st century. A wizard can use a smart phone, as well as perform outstanding feats one could hardly imagine. Eldrian is a clever young man aspiring to be the greatest wizard he can be, while also hiding from those who seek to catch or kill those like him. Him and Kevin must unite a band of colourful characters—some . . .

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Nicoserial by Nico H

Character-driven stories with an air of conspiracy.

A collection of several connected stories which can be read individually, with nods to the characters and plotlines of others. The stories available rotate every few months to different ones, so if there’s nothing which seems interesting at the moment, check back later! The overarching genre is modern supernatural with some low-concept sci-fi mixed in as well. Some stories have . . .

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Godʼs Trials by Haruimi

Survival of the fittest

Peace finally reigned throughout the world. The dungeons cleared, the monsters pushed back, the golden age of man seemed to be upon us. Until God chose chaos and in that chaos, the world was forever changed. This once peaceful world turned into a land of death. Monsters are now everywhere, Indomitable beasts roam freely, and seemingly none of . . .

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CURIO KILLED THE CAT

Light urban fantasy in an occult shop

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 25, 2009: At 8 chapters, “Curio Killed the Cat” is the beginning of an urban fantasy set in an occult shop. The staff, “a lazy hoodoo spellcaster, a feminist succubus, and snobbish Wiccan priest”, are worried about their jobs, their boss and their spells. Their boss, Madam Curio, has let the financial side of the business slide and the store is in trouble. The staff each try in their own unique way to help save the store.

Briar, the spellcaster, is lazy, waaay [more . . .]

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Currently at 6.12, thinking about dropping. Not bad but not my type of story either

By Pavel Sadovnikov, member

Jul 6, 2017: Straight to the point:

Cons

Long. Yeah, after previous Wildbow’s serial, Worm, it feels as quite a relief: there are only a couple of relevant side characters and side stories. Pacing is better, but still Wildbow’s turn of phrase is too verbose for my taste.

Somewhat tedious exposition. Especially in the first chapters. Everybody (mostly Blake’s rivals) seem way too eager to explain [more . . .]

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