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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tales of MU by Alexandra Erin

High Fantasy, Higher Education

Tales of MU is an open-ended serial detailing the college life of one Mackenzie Blaise, a university student in a world where our fantasy is reality and our science is fantasy. Moving from her sheltered existence as an outcast and self-professed geek into the wild, wide world of Magisterius University, Mackenzie narrates her own story for us in a style . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes infrequently.
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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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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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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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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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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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I Slipped into Another World and Became this Demonic Guy’s Pet by Saoirse

Nastasia Mischaevna Vasiliev, an Irish-Russian American, a jack of all trades, and now a world slipper . . .  Attacked by the people and chased by soldiers for being a Red Demon she happens upon a demonically bewitching man. If it weren’t for the fact she couldn’t understand a lick of what was being said, she never would have become his pet. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekdays.
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Deck of Souls by Bonnie L. Price

Gods, demons, and heroes. Typical MMO fare--or so I thought.

Gods, demons, and heroes. Typical MMO fare—or so I thought. When my guild dragged me into Jeriskyr Online, I expected I’d be playing the latest VR game. Nothing could have been further from the truth. You see, the gods like to trade people. Chosen by the gods of Jeriskyr and betrayed by my own, I found out that this . . .

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TALES OF MU

Not For Everyone

By Eli James, editor

Dec 5, 2008: Note: This review originally appeared, three years ago, in Novelr. It is outdated.

There are worlds you can get lost in, and there are worlds you just want to get out of. It is testament to Alexandra Erin’s writing ability that Tales Of MU is set in the former: the characters may be flawed, unlovable and downright weird, but you can’t help but continue reading, no matter what she throws your way. Erin does a marvelous job of hooking and bringing [more . . .]

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SIN EATER

Fun As Hell

By JPV1000, author of Warbler

Nov 4, 2015: Sin Eater is a fun read. Honestly, I don’t get what all the 2-star ratings of Arc 1 are about. Sure, there are some issues, especially with exposition, and the Hellhouds feel vaguely superfluous, but it’s very well paced. One of the big things that has also been stressed is that yes, Lucifer is doing things that seem to be producing net good in the world. He saves a child’s life, then has his Sin Eater slay a serial killer. So yeah, she killed like three other people, but those [more . . .]

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