Steel Magic by J L Gribble

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Various kinky menages—not just à trois, but à quatre and perhaps potentially à cinq or more—are described in turgid prose. Pedestrian in concept and execution, this fantasy quest has less steel than boiled spaghetti.
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Funerals are usually the end of the story, not the beginning.

Newly graduated warrior-mages Toria Connor and Kane Nalamas find themselves the last remaining mages in the city when a mage school teacher mysteriously falls ill and dies. But taking over the school themselves isn't in the cards. They're set to become professional mercenaries-if they make it through the next 18 months as journeymen first.

The debate over whether to hunt mutated monsters in the Wasteland or take posh bodyguard jobs is put on hold when a city elder hires them to solve the mystery of the disappearing mages. Toria and Kane's quest brings them to the British colonial city of New Angouleme, where their initial investigation reveals that the problem is even greater than they feared.

But when a friend is kidnapped, they'll have to travel to the other side of the globe to save her, save themselves, and save magic itself.

 

About J L Gribble

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Published July 6, 2016 by Dog Star Books. 188 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Aug 13 2016

Various kinky menages—not just à trois, but à quatre and perhaps potentially à cinq or more—are described in turgid prose. Pedestrian in concept and execution, this fantasy quest has less steel than boiled spaghetti.

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