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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXIX

The story so far: Tollon and his companions find they are heading into a war zone. So they make some unusual preparations. Now read on . . . The watchmaker’s shop is empty. There is no sign of Evana. Gehulia … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter XLIV

The story so far: With their world threatened by the vanishing sickness, Tollon and his friends and sister prepare to call upon the gods to send them into confrontation with the god Overdisca. Now read on . . . I … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter XXVI

The story so far: In order to train Tollon, Court Magician Sarton has set him the task of performing a major evocation . . . to clean Sarton’s workshop! Now read on . . . A major evocation involves ceremony. … Continue reading

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Review: uncertain narrators in horror: novels by Hogg and Tryon

We tend to think of the unreliable narrator as a 20th century development. The unreliable narrator rejects the apparent objectivity of the omniscient narrator so beloved by the Victorians, warning us that all knowledge is subjective, all stories told from … Continue reading

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Not existing is not easy in chapter 11 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Daphne Vane has been replaced by a more perfect version of herself. Far from fulfilling her dreams, this has become a nightmare for Daphne, who just suffered a beating at the hands (and shoes) of her alter ego. Daphne’s not … Continue reading

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A new look to honor As the Wyrm Tyrns chapter 10

Geoff, Jackie, Calpurnia, and even Marcus have “Unexpected encounters” in chapter 10 of As the Wyrm Tyrns, my serialized story about what one might call a magical fishing expedition in English waters. And somewhere mixed in there is “La Belle Dame … Continue reading

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The wyrm takes center stage in chapter 4 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

It would be a pity if a story called As the Wyrm Tyrns did not have an appearance by the wyrm. And so, this week, the wyrm raises its head over Breydon Water. This bodes ill for our intrepid magicians: the … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of Magician’s Misfortune

I’m just going to go all meta on you and tell you the title for this week’s chapter of Magician’s Misfortune is deliberately inaccurate, sort of. Hey, it’s the big fight, the action-filled climax, and if you haven’t been reading this … Continue reading

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Chapter 19 of Magician’s Misfortune

Harry Eberhardt has walked into a trap. People are coming for him and his associates. So we should expect Harry to react with his customary initiative, bravery, quick thinking, and resourcefulness. Which is exactly what he does. Too bad Harry’s … Continue reading

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Chapter fifteen of Magician’s Misfortune

What has gone wrong with the team searching for their demon-possessed colleague? Why don’t the phones work? Harry Eberhardt is facing the possibility that this demon hunt has turned into a fiasco once again. And then one of his colleagues … Continue reading

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