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The Ghost King by Kendal Black

Ongoing adventures in a world of magic and intrigue

King Bonfort, ruler of the Twelve Kingdoms, is forced from power by a conspiracy led by a sorcerer and supported by powerful magic, otherworldly allies and traitorous subjects of Bonfort’s own. Can the king protect his people from the evil that would take over their world? . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Baubles and Broomsticks by Morgan O'Friel

Lesbians, Mutants, and The Occult.

Being a mutant isn’t all its cracked up to be. Mary Stevens can’t even take a bath without her abilities raising hell and trying to drown her. Living with her brothers—and fellow mutants—Greg and Brian, she’s working to understand how their powers relate to the greater world, while trying to discover just how to live a normal life. Or, well, . . .

An abandoned pdf scripted series.
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The Secret Vocab of Secret Melbourne by Nathaniel F. Robinson

Murder, Magic, Melbourne.

Beneath Melbourne exists another world—a world where magicians devour human flesh to fuel their dark magic, murder, lies and racial oppression are in many cases the norm, and where the darker sides of the human psyche are on display for all to see. The city is shrouded in secrecy, and shadows exist within the shadows; every question answered only creates . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Courting Freedom by Didorius Finchbergsen

The Safest Way To Travel Is Into a Story

By God!!! Hadn’t the stripper I hired told her it was over between us??? I ought to demands a refund for his services!!!!! Herve McClure would’ve been Pinocchio in a past incarnation, not that he believed in them, or had a growing nose. his gift and main contribution to humanity, he liked to think, was his ability to scheme, . . .

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Life on the Fringes by Tom Barendse

The War to End All Wars

‘Life on the Fringes’ is the working title of an online serial novel by Tom Barendse. Our hero is Sam, his brother is Vig, and both are officers of the Confederate Naval Forces. Neither one has seen the other in several months, having split up after being stranded on a failed CCS terraforming project known as ‘Earth II’. . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Murder In Skin City by Bryan Lamb

Murder In Skin City is a noir murder mystery set in the near future. The interesting thing is, the protagonist is a robot. In fact, most of the main characters are robots. Imagine a hard-boiled detective tale mixed with an exploration of the evolution of Artificial Intelligence. There will be plenty of action, suspense, a mystery, and a sprinkling . . .

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Eleven & Counting by Joanie Rich

A modern fairy tale about family bonds, tradition, and also some dragons.

Every year since he was five Andrew has been forced to spend the summer at his Aunt Jenna’s farm. This year he’s about to discover his family is anything but normal, and that he has an important duty. Is he ready for such a weighty responsibility? Does he even believe any of this is happening to him? . . .

An abandoned novel.
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The Bentlefay Papers by Kathy Monahan

From the archives of an imaginary kingdom located on the Sarcastro Sea.

A fiction serial in epistolary form about the imaginary kingdom of Bentlefay, with particular reference to its royal family and their retainers. At the center of it all is Crown Princess Dulcie—young, beautiful, sought-after, and hating every minute of it. Will Bentlefay repel the attacks of neighboring Marshweather? Will the princess ever get porridge for breakfast when she wants it? . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Mill Avenue Vexations by Kyt Dotson

Gothic style, taxi driving, and magick after dark

If you walk the streets of Phoenix during the day, you see a city, built by strong hands and strong minds. Her spires of glass and steel pierce the blue skies and scintillate in the blazing Arizona sun. Cars rush through the streets, billowing dust and desert scents. And once and a while you’ll notice a black and silver cab . . .

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Hy’Ruh-Ha by J. Ander

Soletus, a young elf, was looking forward to completing his monk training to become a Warden of the Dias Brotherhood. However, he is held back by his well-meaning, but strict father. Instead of joining the ranks, he is paired up with a traumatized shy boy name Mien. Between Mien’s anxious odd behavior and the crime he committed, helping him isn’t . . .

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In the Regeneration – the man-made messiah by Ramsey

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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A Mixture of Things

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

Sep 13, 2008: The Dark Icon Original Fiction web site contains a wide variety of stories set in different and interesting worlds. I only spent a significant amount of time with two.

I read all (so far) of the on-going web serial "Court of the Abominatrix" and a couple stories from the "Magekiller" series of short stories.

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Jan 11, 2011: This was, quite simply, an amazing find. Its been a long time since I’ve actually felt my heartbeat increase as I read something. The author manages to relay a nearly constant sense of dread and expectation throughout all seventeen chapters posted thus far.

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