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by chris
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: The Cunning Man Novel - Snippet
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The Cunning Man Novel - Snippet

Hi, everyone The Cunning Man is two things. First, it is the first full novel spin-off of Schooled in Magic. Second, it is the first time I have taken a novella (published in Fantastic Schools III - https://www.azonlinks.com/B095T3C7S7) and expanded it into a full novel. I hasten to add that while t...
by chris
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: The Prince's War (The Empire's Corps) - Snippet
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The Prince's War (The Empire's Corps) - Snippet

Prologue From: An Unbiased History of the Imperial Royal Family. Professor Leo Caesius. Avalon. 206PE. It is extremely difficult to trace the history of the Imperial Royal Family - as it became known - past the final stages of the disintegration and the early days of the Unification Wars. Part of th...
by chris
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
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Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Nine “Well, at least they’re not demanding we give back the castle to a dead man,” Rupert said, an hour later. We’d spent the time dictating messages to Fallon, then listening as she repeated their messages back to us. “That would have been awkward.” I grinned. Fallon giggled. The cit...
by chris
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
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Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Eight I covered my eyes, hastily, as the ground shook violently, great clouds of dust and smoke rising up from the walls. It was glorious! The magically-reinforced walls were warped and twisted, great chunks of stone crashing to the ground despite the spells woven into the building. T...
by chris
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Seven I didn’t sleep much that night. It was hard not to think, as darkness enveloped the camp, that Rupert and I were crossing the Rubicon. We weren’t precisely disobeying orders - it wasn’t as if the city fathers had ordered us to remain where we were, at least until the princess ar...
by chris
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Six “Harbin is dead?” Rupert looked conflicted. “I ... what happened?” “He died well,” I said. “He died in the midst of the fighting.” It was true enough, I supposed. He had been leading a frontal attack into the enemy defences when I’d put a bullet through his skull. I’d written deta...
by chris
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Five And why, I asked myself, do I feel as if I’m about to rerun the Battle of Little Bighorn? I clung to the horse for dear life as we galloped down the road, heading north as fast as our beasts could carry us. Harbin’s cavalry took the lead, followed by my company of mounted skirmis...
by chris
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Four “The slattern is lying, of course,” Harbin said. “All she wants is a bastardy bond.” I groaned. It had been an hour since the messenger had arrived with the bad news and it had only managed to get worse. And worse. The accused rapist was a cavalryman - that was bad enough - but h...
by chris
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Three Unfortunately for us, if not for him, Harbin didn’t get himself turned into something small and slimy - which would have been a little redundant - by the time Furness hove into view. My advance scouts had already cantered around the town, making sure there wasn’t a relief force ...
by chris
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Snippets
Topic: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)
Replies: 35
Views: 14072

Re: Stuck in Magic (Ongoing Serial)

Chapter Twenty-Two Two days later, the army - two-thirds of the force I’d built up over the past few months - marched out of the city and headed into enemy territory. I sat on my horse, riding up and down as the men tramped down the road, pretending not to hear the grumblings from the more experienc...