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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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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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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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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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An excellent threshold into a promising series

By KC Shi, member

Nov 7, 2013: The novella-length first entry in Children of the Wells is fast-paced and action-packed. The opening is immediate and engaging, as the reader is thrust into the head of the eponymous bodyguard as he searches a city that is crashing and burning around him. I say "thrust into the head" because the style of the prose is incredibly immersive; I didn’t notice the blunt, simple sentence structure of Bron’s passages until after the first POV switch, but once I did I realized just how much it contributed to the reader’s ability [more . . .]

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