OUT NOW–Lessons In Etiquette (Schooled In Magic II)

17 May

After completing her first year of learning magic at Whitehall School, Emily accepts an invitation from Princess Alassa to accompany her on her progress back to her home country of Zangaria, where the Princess may meet her future husband. Alassa, who was a spoiled brat before she met Emily, wants to show off her friend – and impress potential suitors.

For Emily, it is a chance to relax and explore a world very different to Earth, meet new people and come to terms with her reputation in the Nameless World. After her defeat of Shadye, everyone wants to know her, to talk with her, to kill her … or to marry her.  But for Emily, hardly a social butterfly, the experience is disconcerting. She was never seriously courted before, not on Earth.

And yet, as she sees more of the countries surrounding Whitehall, she feels more and more out of place. The locals come from a very different culture, one that is often strange and horrifying to her eyes. Even her friends seem different people in their homes.

But dark forces are at work, plotting to capture the Princess, take power in Zangaria … and undo all of Emily’s work. As all hell breaks loose, Emily may be all that stands between Zangaria and a return to the dark ages of brute force that threatened to lay the kingdom low, once before. And if she fails, her friends will be just the first victims of a war that will rip the Allied Lands apart.

(As always, comments and reviews welcome.)

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23 Responses to “OUT NOW–Lessons In Etiquette (Schooled In Magic II)”

  1. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard May 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Got it but noticed that Twilight Times lists Barbarians at the Gates. So when does Barbarians come out? [Wink]

  2. Sawa May 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Will it be available via OmniLit like book 1?

  3. Sawa May 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    I see you left the hunting scene as it was. A pity. It makes the society unbelivable. On the one hand you have nobles, supposedly experienced hunters, and on the other hand you have them making ridiculous mistakes while hunting. Thrusting a spear at an animal’s head – the most dense bone in a body? Hunting boar with a sword? Makes the chapter less than it could have been.

    • chrishanger May 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      To be fair, they knew perfectly well they weren’t facing a REAL boar. It was a blood sport, not a proper hunt. Chris Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 18:25:31 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

    • mark Bullick May 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      Boar hunting with a sword is popular throughout the southern united states. check out the youtube videos to see it in living color Go to google marketplace and buy your own boar sword. Chris is just writing from reality.

  4. mark Bullick May 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Thank you !!! have just downloaded lessons in etiquette. Also moping around your blog waiting for Necropolis 😦

  5. darkpoint May 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Thank you!!! Waiting for the next book! But I didn’t like that Emily is now bound to Zangaria. Maybe this will lead to some conflict between her and Alassa or the king.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard May 24, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      Darkpoint, by the end of _Schooled In Magic_ Emily and Alassa are friends but don’t worry Chris won’t give Emily a “quiet vacation”. [Evil Grin]

    • chrishanger May 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

      Oh, it will … Chris Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 18:43:31 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  6. Joel May 27, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    As it stands, Emily is the only hope that the Alliance has to survive. Yet she is does not really have a clue what she is actually doing. She is like a blind man, feeling her way in the dark with dangers all round.

    On one hand, I love that she is just starting and is finding it hard to make the tough choices, making her human and a good individual in near all levels wanting to do the right thing.

    On the other hand, she will just get herself and the Alliance all killed because she is not ruthless enough, forward thinking enough and all those funny positive dictatorial like behaviours that get things changed correctly.

    After reading Chris’s books, I am eagerly awaiting her slow transformation from Clueless good hearted girl to something else 😛

    Also BOOK 3!!!
    FYI:: Chris, love how your books convey real human problems, issues and behaviour while still being fun to read and not getting :”depressingly dark” and “gloomingly serious” like Game of Thrones.

    • Joel May 27, 2014 at 7:49 am #

      Edit Edit:
      … funny positive dictatorial like behaviours that get things changed the way one wants…

    • chrishanger May 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you! Emily has quite a way to go. I’ve never actually read GOT. Is it worth the effort? Chris Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 06:24:00 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • Joel May 28, 2014 at 2:21 am #

        If you ask me, no… That is because:
        1. I dislike convoluted, unending stories
        2. I dislike waiting years for my stories to start, continue and end
        3. I dislike dark depressing stories which the main characters have screwed up beyond screwed moral compasses

      • chrishanger May 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

        I’ll give them a miss, then. I barely have time to read more factual books Chris Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 01:21:54 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • Andrew Crossman June 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

        If Schooled in Magic was like GOT, the coup would have succeeded. Emily would have been blamed, put on trial and executed. War among the Alliance would have broken out and the Necromancers would have killed everyone. The end.

      • chrishanger June 2, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

        Might make a good april fool’s ending. Chris Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:45:41 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  7. Andrew Crossman June 6, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    I have enjoyed Schooled in Magic and Lessons in Etiquette very much. The character is very compelling and one worth following. I’ve also read Bookworm I and II and Ark Royal. You are a good writer. Your writing style in Bookworm is very tight (for lack of a better word). You don’t re-hash past events in detail more than once and any further references are succinct. You also keep “eye rolling” to a minimum. By contrast, Schooled in Magic and Lessons in Etiquette are replete with repeated repetitions of past incidents. Such became very noticeable and broke my “story trance” and Emily’s eye-rolling became noticeable as well. I’m just glad she doesn’t have braids to pull nor a shawl to rearrange. Keep up the excellent work. You’ll only get better.

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