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Descendants and Champions by Elizabeth Frei

Twenty-four year old Silvia Chance Garrison, having grown up in a small town in Ontario, Canada and being neglected all her life didn’t see herself as anything special. A chance meeting with Sebastian Dalca changes all of that, however, when she is whisked away to The Prison and learns more about her heritage and a world that lays not far . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Rules Change by John Bahler

Different city. Different world. Different rules.

After barely escaping his own city alive, Jaysynn, the last heir to the throne of Kyzer, finds himself eking out a living in a refugee camp outside an enemy city. Falcon Point, the city that rebelled against Jaysynn’s ancestors and declared its independence, now carefully guards and controls its resources in a time of devastation and chaos. Stripped of . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Select’s Bodyguard by Nick Hayden

The Cataclysm destroyed our magic wells and, along with them, our technology, our scientific advancements, and our aristocracy. We thought the world was dying. Forced to rely on our former enemies, we evolved, but in those first days, we had no inkling of the true extent of that change. (See also The Doctor’s Assistant) . . .

A complete novel.
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Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx

A steampunk fantasy of morality, disillusionment and unlikely companionship.

Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker, but does not know what he wants. For years his life is sordid and downbeat, his aimless longings repressed by his experiences and the rigidly tiered LaGattan class system. Noah . . .

A complete novel.
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The Doctor’s Assistant by Laura Fischer

When you dare to ask for help, sometimes you get more than you expected

Where do you go when there’s nothing left? Bron and Calea are on the road to the only place Calea firmly believes still has magic: the megalopolis of Thyrion. Along the way, though, they need some patching up. In the small town of Averieom, they find assistance—and more than they bargained for. Young Nyasha Cormorin has been assisting . . .

A complete novel.
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Nala’s Story by Mark Gardner

We all know Nala, is the associate of the Champion Standing, Shui, but why is she always at Shui’s side? How does a Nubian end up so revered in the Han Dynasty? . . .

A complete novel.
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Return of the Orange Virgin by Rob Hunter

Lechery, debauchery, total annihilation, blood and mud―the usual stuff as two prime movers contend for power. Not power to do anything in particular―threaten, coerce, destroy: illuminate a city, tighten the skeins of a siege engine, or wind up the bowels of a child’s clockwork toy―just power to have around. Just in case. Just the familiar, reassuring bulge of potential, there . . .

A complete novel.
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The Fall of the House of Kyzer by Nathan Marchand

In Thyrion, power is everything—but he has none

In Thyrion, power is everything. But not for Jaysynn, the youngest of the Kyzer royal family who rule the city with an iron fist. He alone is unable to manipulate magic, making him an outcast in his own family. However, General Dracon, himself non-Select, sees the prince’s potential and trains him to be a warrior in his own right. . . .

A complete novel.
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Wraethworld by Kody Boye

Mary Matthews was an ordinary little girl... until she saw the fish girl floating over her bed

Mary Matthews was an ordinary little girl . . . until she saw the fish girl floating over her bed. When a prophecy is delivered that she will save an alternate dimension and chance leads Mary into a strange and terrifying world, she will learn the horrors that exist within the minds of all, and how dreams can sometimes inspire the worst in people. . . .

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Here After by Aleph

The war of Heaven through the eyes of a child.

Ben was only 15 when he died. His life wasn’t exactly ideal. His parents were done having children long before he arrived, and it didn’t take him long to realize they didn’t exactly intend to have him. He was small, and awkward, and didn’t have a lot of friends. He tried really hard to figure out how to live, but . . .

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Shallice and Morband by Andrew

Paltrus, the prince of the powerful nation of Dhelian, is sent by his king to resolve a dispute between two neighboring kingdoms, but the dispute soon expands to the far reaches of the world. The ancient lost city of Arrburdak is believed to be found. Its secrets, “Potential unknown and power unused,” may soon be rediscovered, and the two kingdoms . . .

A complete novel.
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The Sea Lies After Death by Aubra Penner

A tale of intrigue set in a sea of ghosts.

Vera Langstrom, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, is dead. She finds herself in the depths of the ocean, where lost souls wander unguided in dangerous and unbalancend afterlife. . . .

An abandoned novel.
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THE SELECT'S BODYGUARD

Children of the Wells Debut Offering

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Aug 25, 2013: A man awakes to an apocalyptic scenario, and his first thought is to find and protect the proud, prickly, damaged young magician he has spent years serving without appreciation or gratitude. He’s going to save her whether she likes it or not, and of course, she won’t like it.

This well-written novella-length story is carried along both by the characters’ quests to reach their goals in the midst of a world falling apart, and the unfolding of the motivations behind two [more . . .]

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CONSIDER WHAT BECOMES OF THE ASHES

Fascinating city-based steampunk

By Senna Black, member

Jun 18, 2011: Generally, I have so far found this story fascinating and engaging.

The writing is competent, and sets up a strong narrative voice. It is in present tense, which suits the character, mood and steampunk setting well. It is quite a detached voice, but I found that contrasted nicely with the messy, sordid details given about Noah’s life. It gave me a sense of his alienation and detachment, born of the trauma he experienced befpre the start of the story.

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