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The Last Science by Etzoli

A new world approaches 

“How did you do that?”

“Short answer? Magic is real.”

Nestled deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, something is emerging. Kept in absolute secrecy, it seeps into a fading town, quietly shared from person to person. For Alden Bensen, a directionless high school graduate, this discovery could mean an escape from his empty existence. To Rachel DuValle, perpetually underestimated and dismissed by the world, magic represents a chance to become something much greater than herself. In the face of an unsuspecting world, their decisions shape the growth of a budding society discovering untold power. This potent force offers anyone the power to change humanity forever—or send it cascading into swift and total annihilation.

Note: The Last Science contains pervasive harsh language; also, some graphic violence.


A serialized novel, updating weekly

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By Elephant, member

Sep 29, 2018: The Last Science is a bit of a genre-mixer that defies ready classification. Despite the fantasy tag and the magical elements, the story immediately shrugs off the expectations of a stereotypical "teenager gains magical powers" story. Instead, The Last Science is a rich drama/mystery story which uses magic as the foundation for a compelling plot and characters and provides far more than simply a story "about" magic.

In fact, to some extent the magical elements of the story contrast starkly with [more . . .]

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Magic From The Ground Up

By hhhhhaaaa, member

Nov 10, 2018: This wonderful tale has been enjoyable to read. The numerous amount of well-built characters and their perspectives, the setting and seeing magic growing from the ground up, and the writing itself all add into the mixing pot of awesome that is The Last Science. Seeing the politics of a secret society, built upon the founding of magic, is a sight to see, as persons do what they think is best for themselves and this society.

I believe the origination of magic [more . . .]

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