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Mage Life by Tempest

The Tale of a Punch-Clock Mage 

In a world where magic is everywhere and everyone can develop the potential inside them, we follow Tristan, a newly-minted mage as he starts working for the wizards council. Disaster struck many years ago and the world is just recovering, come and see what is in store for the punch-clock mage.

Note: Mage Life contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Apr 6, 2014

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Campy Fun

By Tintenteufel, author of Blut und Rost

Aug 28, 2015: I am somewhat torn between the critic and the little boy within myself as to how to phrase my opinion about this serial. It has problems, a lot, actually, but is fun to read and I binged the first 20 chapters in one or two days (I can not remember) even though I had enough to do.

My greatest criticism would be the pacing, storywise and in regards to the writing. It just seems a little off how quickly the protagonist [more . . .]

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Magically Delicious

By MaddiroseX, author of Twisted Cogs

Apr 11, 2014: Mage Life does a very difficult thing for a fantasy serial; it balances character interaction with world-building, and it does both quite well.

The world of Mage Life seems to be a very fragile one, both physically and socially. In the physical landscape, magic has caused a great disaster that affected the land, leaving traces of magical imprints and dangerous creatures. The people themselves have also been affected by magic; society is still reeling from a recent revolution which overthrew the [more . . .]

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Choppy writing, hard to read.

By Paragon, member

Apr 20, 2014: I will admit that I am a stickler for grammar. I can usually ignore the occasional comma splice or other minor mistake, but at a certain point it becomes tough to look over and begins to take me out of the story. In this case though, it’s not just the actual grammatical mistakes that bother me. There are a lot, and though it does get better over time, the sentences just don’t flow any better. Here’s a typical example from chapter 15 (of 17 so far):

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