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The Beginners Guide to Magical Site Licensing by Thaumaturgical Support

 

The Beginners Guide is a serial fantasy novel set in a world where magic is real and magical spells are valuable intellectual property jealously guarded by the corporations and magi that created them. Kyle is a working corporate mage. His day job coaxing fragile magical equipment to continue operating is pure drudgery, but when he discovers a new and powerful spell he thinks he has it made.

He’s about to learn what happens when you threaten the business interests of the mighty.

Note: The Beginners Guide to Magical Site Licensing contains some harsh language.


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Listed: Nov 24, 2014

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Magic as hard sci fi, I love it!

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Dec 5, 2014: To explain, in the world of MSL, Magic is a fundamental force that has largely been codified into general principles, like magnetism. It is manipulated by skilled humans with training, but also by machines, and while there is an art to it’s use, it is a technology. It is treated as such in much the way hard sci fi would use a piece of technology as story backdrop, which gives an interesting cross between the standard forms of SF and Fantasy. (Specifically, a cross that mainstream publishing has always said [more . . .]

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Nice spell you have there, it’d be a shame if something happened to it

By SnowyMystic, author of Fabled Hearts

Nov 27, 2014: I must first admit that I have a bit of a bias for settings where magic is either applied as tech or applied to tech. Also this is less of a review as a recommendation, hopefully a more critical eye than mine will find its way to the story.

The Beginner’s Guide, certainly delivers on its pitch, and in a number of ways does more than just that. In particular the contrast between the first main character and the second was [more . . .]

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