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Aethernea by Cloe D. Frost

Adventure. Mystery. Romance. Two mages. One Academy. Lots of trouble.

In the world where everyone can perform magic, where quest seekers, treasure hunters, and enchanters are common professions, and where mage duels are the most popular form of entertainment, Kiel is a “non-mage” – a person who doesn’t have the aptitude to use magic on a regular basis – until he meets Elaru- a mage of mysterious origin, who . . .

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The Wind and the Horizon by Maggie Derrick

Sequel to the award-winning book, “The Star and the Ocean”, book two of the Starborn Series picks up with May and Em as they make an adventure out of evading the Loyals. But as Em’s past catches up with the girls their desire for freedom, and their relationship with each other will be put to the test. . . .

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Ravelling Wrath by Eli Dupree

A pair of teenagers get caught up in a conflict between the gods.

Rinn Akatura has never really cared about the gods, any more than she cares about “obeying school rules” or “being nice to jerks”. But when she—and her girlfriend, Yali—are chosen to represent the gods in the Ravelling, they get caught up in a decades-old conflict they could never have imagined. In the magical Otherworld, the Blood God enters Rinn’s mind . . .

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The Invisible Chains (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse # 1) by Eurypon

Dark gay adventure story

While the kingdom of Ximerion is threatened at its southern border by a major power, the king sends his two youngest sons, the half brothers Anaxantis and Ehandar, as Lord Governors to the Northern Marches where minor raids by wild barbarians are expected. Under the guidance of an old and trusted general, the king hopes to keep the young princes . . .

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Tin Man by Samantha Lynn

Necromancer Robling Tremare has a golem — a construct spun from a suit of plate armor, enchanted to serve as Robling’s bodyguard while he wanders the world in search of whoever or whatever has slain all his kin. After two years of fruitless inquiries Robling’s finally stumbled upon a lead; now, with the help of a mercenary archer who has . . .

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The Philosopher in Arms by Karen Wehrstein

A novel of power, love, war and spirit

The Philosopher in Arms is the massively-revised version of my two traditionally-published fantasy novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul (Baen Books, 1991) set in the “Fifth Millennium” world collaboratively created with S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier. Almost 3,000 years after a human-made cataclysm reduced both human population and technology back to primitive levels, civilization is rising again slowly. Here . . .

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The Star and the Ocean by Maggie Derrick

May is an outsider seeking redemption on her island home. Em is an alluring stranger with an incredible secret. When May discovers Em washed up on the beach, it sets in motion the unraveling of everything she thought she wanted. But as Em’s past starts to catch up with her, May finds herself facing a difficult choice: . . .

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Terminal by Ben Hron

A zombie web novel. Zombies, a metaphor for a struggle we face every day.

It’s about Zombies. Groaning, moaning, maddened flesh eating abominations driven by their insensate desire to feed. Zombies, a metaphor for a struggle we face every day. A metaphor for our hopeless battle against the savage throng of the human tide . . . an ocean of grasping hands, tearing, ripping, desecrating what you have, who you are. We struggle to keep our heads . . .

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A Country Between by T.L. Stillinger

A World-Hopping Fantasy Tale

Young lady Lunessa and warrior-in-training Rosalynn flee their home, and find themselves in the Grand City of Midway, the place where all of the realms intersect. In that sprawling mish-mash of a million cultures they will find adventure, love, and betrayal as they forge new lives for themselves in the place where everything is possible. . . .

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THE PHILOSOPHER IN ARMS

Description of a Warrior’s Life

By Linda Schoales, editor

Nov 20, 2009: “The Philosopher in Arms” is a fantasy novel written from the point of view of a great warrior-leader looking back on his life. Fourth Chevenga Shae-Arano-e’s people, the Yeola, live in a pre-industrial society where the Assembly makes the rules and the decisions, but the semanakraseye acts in times of war. Chevenga is the son of a semanakraseye, and has been trained since childhood to serve his people in turn.

Chevenga begins his story with the death of his father when [more . . .]

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TIN MAN

Weaving Death and Life

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

May 29, 2010: I enjoy "Tin Man: Diary of a Necromancer" for the complexity. First, the worldbuilding is beautifully done, with many distinctive guilds and families displaying their skills, quirks, and cultures. Multiple flavors of magic coexist and sometimes conflict. Both the mood and morality are shadowplays of light and dark, changing in an instant from dire to whimsical and back again.

The characters are as intricate as their surroundings. Robling Tremare is a necromancer. To be sure he has his dark side, as [more . . .]

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