A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik

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"I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life." In a world where magic is real, the downside is the existence of maleficaria (mals): nasty, dangerous creatures that feed on wizards and their mana, or power. Children, coming into their powers, are prime targets, and so a few hundred … Continue reading A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik

Raising Hell – Bryony Pearce

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"It was the goths you had to watch out for." Four years ago something impossible happened: magic started working. All of those Latin incantations - used as graffiti or song lyrics or anything - suddenly actually worked. Only for teenagers, though, and only in the UK. Once you get a few miles offshore, it all … Continue reading Raising Hell – Bryony Pearce