Study In Slaughter (Schooled In Magic III)–Available Now!

26 Jul

The sequel to Schooled In Magic and Lessons In Etiquette

Brimming with new ideas for magical research, Emily returns to Whitehall School for her Second Year, only to discover that things are going to be different. Her friends have become sports-mad fanatics, her new roommates are strangers to her, her new classes are far harder and one of the teachers seems to actively dislike her. As she returns to the comforting routine of the only place she considers home, she finds that Second Year will be far harder than the first.

But as the students settle in to continue their studies, it rapidly becomes clear that all is far from well at Whitehall. There’s a murderer running loose in the school. A murderer who may be a newborn necromancer. And then there’s the spy watching Emily from the shadows, waiting for her to make one tiny, but fatal mistake …

As the darkness falls on Whitehall, Emily may be their salvation…or the person who damns them all.

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26 Responses to “Study In Slaughter (Schooled In Magic III)–Available Now!”

  1. Pete Mack July 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Hi, can you save your posleen story “Yeoman of England” as rtf? I currently don’t have a copy of ms word to read it. Thanks!

    • Pete Mack July 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Never mind, I found an online converter at

      • chrishanger July 26, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

        I can change it now, if you want. Chris Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:09:49 +0000 To:

      • Gabrielle July 27, 2014 at 6:03 am #

        Hi Pete,
        Hope this isn’t unwelcome but when I convert formats I use program “Calibre”. It’s brillant & does most formats – and back when I was looking at programs to use this one came the most recommended & is what most my friends used it.

  2. Paul July 26, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    Just Finished Reading the Book, Great Work.

    • Paul July 27, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      Amazon Review Posted!

      • chrishanger July 28, 2014 at 9:02 am #

        Thank you!


        Sent from my iPad


    • chrishanger July 28, 2014 at 9:05 am #

      Thank you!


      Sent from my iPad


  3. Damian Stawiński July 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Good book. Amazon Review Posted!

  4. Clarke August 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Just finished. Can’t wait for her to start growing up some! It seems that she hasn’t learned from any of the mistakes or consequences of her decisions – or was that external influence? Headed over to Amazon to post a review now.

    • chrishanger August 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

      She is growing up, just slowly. Point is – she’s recovering from a pretty neglected childhood and many of her emotional responses are skewed. Chris Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:11:27 +0000 To:

  5. Tamara August 3, 2014 at 4:05 am #

    Great book 🙂 I loved to read it.
    Your books are a lot better than the books over a certain boy with a scar.
    Can’t wait for the next book about her 🙂
    I guess the next book will cover her 2 month trip.

  6. Joel Li August 4, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    I wonder. I think it might have been said in the book. But was the notes written in English or “whatever language they use”. I tend to read more for ideas then specific points, so I might have skipped it.

    If it was written in English, then it would take some time for them to be decrypt it. Even better for them as sorcerers to skip the mundane stuff and try for the magical concepts. Decrypting something not quite correctly and causing a huge problem that require to be solved. 😀

    Also LOVED the book. Felt, character wise, Emily did not really grow much. And did not like how some stuff was stolen, but overall loved the book.

    As per usual looking forward to your next book of the series. Cheer and keep it up.

    • Joel Li August 4, 2014 at 9:10 am #

      I love how Emily is becoming more of a “deadly weapon”. And losing her naivety concerning how humans operate (regardless of world).

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard August 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

      Well, there are translation spells on the Nameless World.

      On the other hand, while the thief would understand the English words, Emily’s notes are for her use so they may not make sense to another reader.

      Still you got to wonder, how would the translation spells “translate” something like the term “gunpowder”. [Smile]

      • chrishanger August 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

        That would cause the spells some headaches . (Particularly as most people in the Nameless World speak the same basic language.) Chris Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:05:27 +0000 To:

    • chrishanger August 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

      Thank you! Book IV is being edited now, Book V is being assessed. Chris Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:29:24 +0000 To:

      • Tamara August 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

        🙂 That’s good to hear 🙂

        Translation is tricky…I still remember some funny results from early translation software. Magic with similarities to software should produce some funny results too 🙂 It’s probably a mighty complex spell with a huge “database” *giggles*

  7. Dennis The Menace August 27, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    Lemme guess. Allowing the Enchanter to emigrate to her barony was a Pretty Bad Idea, right?

  8. Dennis The Menace August 27, 2014 at 1:05 am #

    Where did Emily come from on Earth? I heard a reference about not being in Kansas anymore, but I thought she was just repeating the famous phrase from the Wizard of Oz.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard August 27, 2014 at 1:13 am #

      IIRC Chris never establishes where she’s from. At first, Chris didn’t want to say if she was British or American. I think his editors wanted her to be more American.

      • chrishanger August 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

        That’s true. It’s not really important to the story to have her be either British or American and she doesn’t have the skill-sets that would come with the heroine of Shifting Sands, so her exact home is unimportant. Chris Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:13:24 +0000 To:

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