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MODERN MAGICK

Annoying but readable

By AVR, member

Sep 14, 2018: The setting’s more or less the English upper class with magic; while there are jobs they look and feel more like hobbies of the idle rich. (OK, a couple of thoroughly anglicised Indians have jobs where they’re valued technical specialists.) Anything outside this is either out of scope or doesn’t exist in this world, which of the two isn’t always clear. The protagonist is well adapted to and perfectly happy in such a world.

Don’t assume this is going to change, if you find it annoying you’re going to live with it or stop reading. Anyway, there’s a readable series of young adult novels with mildly challenging adventures here. The magic system is reasonably consistent. The protagonist is entirely the author’s fantasy though and shows no signs of being anything other than wish-fulfilment.

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