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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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Twig by Wildbow

The year is 1921, and a little over a century has passed since a great mind unraveled the underpinnings of life itself. Every week, it seems, the papers announce great advances, solving the riddle of immortality, successfully reviving the dead, the cloning of living beings, or blending of two animals into one. For those on the ground, every week brings . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda

Magic, Intrigue, Sex

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Everything now depends on one naive young man . . .  Book one: Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for eighteen years. Now at his father’s court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the . . .

A series.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Zombie Knight Saga by George M. Frost

Death is coming. And he wants to help.

A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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From Winter’s Ashes by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

A Detective with nothing more to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.

Heather Blackthorne once hunted necromantic cults in the service of the Church. But one villain slipped her grasp, and her husband and son paid the price. Her life and career shattered, mysterious forces conspire to plant her in the high North. And what peace is to be found is all too quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for . . .

A serialized novel, updating monthly.
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The Clockwork Raven by Samuel Chapman

For ten years, Karla and Kio have known nothing but Nashido–the castle, floating thousands of feet above a vast ocean, that protects them with a combination of unreliable technology and unfathomable magic. Every day, they tend the massive vines that produce the oxygen they breathe, hunt birds for dinner with spring-loaded spears, and charge the castle’s engine battery by steering . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The War Golem by J.A. Giunta

Goblins craft their greatest weapon, a massive body of iron and enchantment. To complete the war golem, they summon the most evil being in existence and bind his spirit to their creation. What they wanted was a video game character; unfortunately, what they got was a teenage griefer. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tapestry by Lucy Weaver

a tale of empire

The intense, complicated, intriguing, journal of a noble lady. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts sporadically.
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City of Roses by Kip Manley

A Serialized Phantastick on The Ten Thousand Things & The One True Only

City of Roses is about what happens when Jo Maguire, a highly strung underemployed telemarketer, meets Ysabel Perry, a princess of unspecifiable pedigree. It’s also about hearts broken cleanly and otherwise, the City of Portland, Spenser, those moments in pop songs when the bass and all of the drums except maybe a handclap suddenly drop out of the bridge leaving . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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North of Reality by Uel Aramchek

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated thrice weekly.
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DANNY'S STORY: CHRONICLES OF A BOOKWALKER

Nice Possibilities

By S.A. Hunter, editor, author of Stalking Shadows

Feb 22, 2009: Danny’s Story is rife with possibilities. The idea of a person being able to venture into books is a fun idea. I’m a huge fan of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series, but that doesn’t mean he has the market cornered on the idea. But because Fforde has plumbed this idea, there were certain things that I was looking for in Iamba’s work. First and foremost being how Danny would interact with the plots of the stories. She is jumping into books, but no preexisting plot is ever hinted at or [more . . .]

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ECHO OF THE AGES

Moves slow, but certainly worth a look

By Ria Fritz, author of Maywitch

Aug 26, 2016: Holy epic fantasy, Batman! If you’re a fan of descriptive, vivid fantasy stories with a refreshingly original premise, you’re in for a treat. Though the plot advances slowly, the well-written prose is a treat in and of itself. Unfortunately, the exposition gets excessive at times, which keeps this review from being 4 or 4.5 stars.

The author does an amazing job reeling the reader into a story that’s half Indiana Jones, half Lord of the Rings. A good portion of the [more . . .]

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