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The Coven by Bridgett Kay

One girl plots her own path by starlight.

Aeterna is a kingdom ruled by order, where everyone knows their place. The shy Miss Grace Ainsworth never expected to find herself to flung into a world of chaos, but after her marriage to Lord Frey, everything changes. Soon, Grace is torn between her love for the cosmic order of the stars and a coven that seeks to take power . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Good Student by mooderino

Life is a test.

Nic Tutt is a good student. He excels at all subjects. But his education serves only one purpose—to gain entry into the Ransom School. Ransom is the most prestigious school in the country. Its alumni are destined to become the future leaders of Ranvar. Politicians, statesemen and, in some exceptional cases, mages. Only the brightest and the best get . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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From Winter’s Ashes by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

A Detective with nothing more to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.

Heather Blackthorne once hunted necromantic cults in the service of the Church. But one villain slipped her grasp, and her husband and son paid the price. Her life and career shattered, mysterious forces conspire to plant her in the high North. And what peace is to be found is all too quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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City of Roses by Kip Manley

A Serialized Phantastick on The Ten Thousand Things & The One True Only

City of Roses is about what happens when Jo Maguire, a highly strung underemployed telemarketer, meets Ysabel Perry, a princess of unspecifiable pedigree. It’s also about hearts broken cleanly and otherwise, the City of Portland, Spenser, those moments in pop songs when the bass and all of the drums except maybe a handclap suddenly drop out of the bridge leaving . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Worth the Candle by cthulhuraejepsen

Is the game worth the candle?

A young man suddenly finds himself falling off a plane into a new fantasy world. Being an old hand at D&D, some things seem disconcertingly familiar . . . but there’s no time to ponder the similarities to the campaigns he used to run because there’s a character sheet attached to his soul and this “game” is getting lethal real fast. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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A Practical Guide to Evil by ErraticErrata

Do Wrong Right

The Empire stands triumphant. For twenty years the Dread Empress has ruled over the lands that were once the Kingdom of Callow, but behind the scenes of this dawning golden age threats to the crown are rising. The nobles of the Wasteland, denied the power they crave, weave their plots behind pleasant smiles. In the north the Forever King . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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53 Ganymede by Amy Notdorft

Welcome to 53 Ganymede Avenue. Enjoy your stay. And watch out for Ginger.

When a young woman shows up at the doorstep of an old Victorian house, she finds much more than she was looking for: A place to stay. A host of eccentric companions. A new city to explore. Inexplicable coincidences. Impossible possibilities. And maybe even a new home. Like a warm drink on a rainy day, 53 Ganymede . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Tea Princess Chronicles by Casey Blair

Tea Princess Chronicles is a weekly serial fantasy novel. It follows the adventures of Miyara, a princess who escapes her meaningless life and goes into hiding, as she finds her place in the world serving a struggling community by running a tea shop that sits on the edge of a magical disaster. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Mother Of Learning by nobody103

Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. ‘Groundhog’s day’ style setup in a fantasy world. . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Chatoyant College by Clare K. R. Miller

Corrie, Edie, and Dawn are excited, nervous, curious, and, well, lots of other emotions about their first semester at Chatoyant College. They know it’s going to be a weird few months: they’ve left their familiar high school existences for something completely new, their college is the only one in the United States with a magic program, and it comes complete . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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A 'VERSE FULL OF SCUM

Not seeing it

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Aug 14, 2008: I read all six volumes that are currently posted.

The writing is good: sharp, clear, and concise. I’m having a bit of trouble relating to the narrator, though, and I’m not sure why.

I just don’t really care about him. I don’t care if he succeeds in capturing his bounty or if he fails. It’s written in first person so I find this a little surprising, and I’m having trouble putting my [more . . .]

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FROM WINTER'S ASHES

Worldbuilding done well, but takes its time

By TCC Edwards, author of Far Flung

Aug 7, 2016: The first thing that grabbed my attention when reading From Winter’s ashes was the worldbuilding. The narrative begins with Heather, a detective in a fantasy world, as she takes on her latest case. There were a lot of little details I noticed built into her take on the world; clues about how magic works, facets of the world’s politics and society, and the kinds of crimes she has to investigate. The description is blended well into the narrative, so that it doesn’t feel like exposition.

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