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CHATOYANT COLLEGE

An Early Review

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Oct 3, 2008: In every story, there’s a point at which the story takes off and you know what kind of story it is.

Chatoyant College isn’t yet at that point.

It’s no fault of the author. The series appears to have just started and only has three episodes up as I write this.

The story appears to be about three people at a college that teaches magic. It’s not Tales of MU in that it seems to be set in a recognizable modern world so far. It’s not Harry Potter in that it doesn’t appear that the college is the product of a secret society of sorcerers.

At least one of the characters has the reaction that you might expect to hearing that a college teaches magic—that it can’t be real.

So as of now, it’s not obvious whether or not magic is real or what form it takes if it is.

On other matters, the story hasn’t gotten far enough along to really allow the reader to know the characters, but there are some basic differences between them that have potential.

The prose isn’t flashy, but is clear and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

All in all, it’s worth another look when the story gets farther along.

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