In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan is a genius.
But even geniuses need schooling.
Siobhan has just been banned from the country’s only magical university. As the unwitting accomplice to the theft of a priceless magical artifact, she has suddenly become a wanted criminal. There are fates worse than death, and if caught, she will face them. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world’s most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to do whatever it takes to change her fate.
Even if it means magically disguising herself as a boy and indebting herself to a gang of criminals to pay for University tuition.
With the coppers after her, the pressure of trying to keep her spot in the devilishly competitive magic classes, and the gang calling in favors to repay her debts, Siobhan will need every drop of magic she can channel.
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BONUS CONTENT, SHORT STORIES, AND DELETED SCENES
As the story grows, so does the bonus content!
This includes several illustrated excerpts from Siobhan’s grimoire, as well as short stories I wrote from prompts voted on by patrons, deleted scenes from the book, and apocryphal scenes or “bloopers.”
Some of this content is available free, but more is available to people who support this story through Patreon at any amount.
GRIMOIRE: BASIC ELEMENTS OF A SPELL
Basic elements of spell creation include the Circle, Conduit, Will, Sacrifice, and Word. Siobhan also gives a basic overview of numerological symbols and glyphs, complete with illustrations. This is an excerpt from her grimoire.
CODENAME MOONSABLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SORCERY STORY
Thaddeus plans to introduce the second exercise of the term to his Intro to Practical Will-based Casting students. But when the rogue magic sirens go off, he is called away to deal with the particularly fascinating source of the turmoil.
ALSO IN (EXCLUSIVE) AUDIOBOOK
GRIMOIRE: INTRODUCTION TO ALCHEMY
Alchemy is one of the few crafts of magic that really blends the ancient ways with the modern. While it has some drawbacks, it also has fantastic utility and allows weaker thaumaturges to compete on the basis of power, as long as they are well-prepared.
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SORCERY DELETED CHAPTER
After the battle with the Morrows, Oliver finds himself an overwhelmingly busy man, but he has a plan to get everything under control, with a little help.
THE HONEYMOON SUITE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SORCERY STORY
When a worker from a local hotel tries to blackmail Titus, he finds out about the “honeymoon suite” misunderstanding involving Sebastien and Titus’s little brother Damien. He’s worried, and decides to dig deeper. The misunderstandings cascade.
GOOD ADVICE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SORCERY DELETED SCENE
Sebastien and Tanya have a conversation about how to handle hard times.