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Eikasia by Illise Montoya

An adventure of love and magic.

On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon’s madness. Romance and dark fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don’t. Eikasia—Sometimes, . . .

A serialized novel, updating infrequently.  Recommended by apocalypsenovel.
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A ‘Verse Full of Scum by Alan Baxter

The story of galactic Bounty Hunter, Ghost, and his efforts to track down a rogue magic user who seems to be running as far away as he can, killing anyone that gets in his way. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Kathleen Maher.
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Children of the Halo by E J Spurrell

It’s been a thousand years since the Pact was forged with the blood of heroes, uniting the five tribes and pushing the shadows back into the darkness. Since that time, peace has reigned in former Eventide. But now, dark shadows working behind the scene for centuries have corrupted the once-pure High Magus Council, the overseers of the Pact and enforcers . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by robgould.
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TATTOO

A B-rated horror movie in word form.

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Sep 13, 2008: With all of Glory’s internal griping about how she’s the black sheep of the family and the outcast at school, I was half-expecting something Carrie-esque, especially with the whole date thing. At least I got the blood making an appearance right.

Horror is very hard to write. The foreshadowing has to be just enough that it’s only obvious after the fact. Subtlety is key but this story just doesn’t have it. It’s written like some cheesy horror movie would set up—way [more . . .]

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SHADOW'S LIGHT

Scapegoat as Hero

By Palladian, author of Super

Aug 29, 2012: As a solid member of the working class, I found myself put off a bit when I started reading Shadow’s Light due to all of the royalty focused on. Dear reader, I urge you not to stop here – there’s gold in the tale ahead. I found my reward as I pressed on and finally met the protagonist, Cailean. She also is a princess, but is almost universally reviled and feared, through no fault of her own. Instead of letting this treatment cause her to hate others, she’s instead found [more . . .]

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