Monthly Archives: April 2012

Encyclopaedia Arcana #16: Council Factions (Part Three)

This entry finishes up our guide to the political factions of the Light Council by looking at the Weissians and the Unity Bloc. Weissians The Weissian movement takes its name from the writings of the nineteenth-century mage Kolman Weiss.  Weiss … Continue reading

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PW Starred Review for Cursed

Fated got a starred review from Publishers’ Weekly back in January, and now Cursed has got one too!  It’s my favourite review so far and I suspect it’ll stay that way for a while:  a really compact summary and captures … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #15: Council Factions (Part Two)

Part One of this article introduced the Isolationist and Guardian factions:  this part will cover Crusaders, Centrists, and Directors. Crusaders The Crusaders are the most militaristic amongst the Light Council.  Very few Light mages are completely comfortable with Dark ones, … Continue reading

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Six Weeks from Fated, Six Weeks to Cursed

Well, Fated has been out there on the shelves for six weeks now.  I’m really grateful for the amount of exposure it’s received – for a new author, it’s gotten a LOT more attention than I was expecting, thanks both … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #14: Council Factions (Part One)

Mages are an individualistic lot and the Light Council is divided into many political factions.  The two big questions in Light politics are: • How should the Council deal with Dark mages? • What sort of relationship should mages have … Continue reading

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Fated: The Good Reviews Strike Back

Yet more good reviews for Fated!  I should probably stop collecting these quite so enthusiastically but the novelty factor hasn’t worn off yet.  I’ll probably get jaded about good (and bad) reviews eventually but for now I still really enjoy reading … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #13: Learning Spells

Before a mage can practise a spell he has to learn it, which is easier said than done.  There are two main ways for a mage to learn a new spell – they can be taught it by another mage, … Continue reading

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Fated: Revenge of the Good Reviews

Another week of good reviews – here are the links! Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews is first up.  This is in addition to the short story she’s hosting as part of her Paranormal April Fools, so take a look at that too if … Continue reading

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