Work Experience (Schooled in Magic IV)–Up Now!

25 Oct

In the summer between Second and Third Year at Whitehall, Emily accompanies Lady Barb on her rounds of the Cairngorm Mountains, bringing magical help to the locals and searching for new magicians. For Emily, tired and broken after the events of Study In Slaughter, it should be a chance to relax as well as a visit to a new part of the Nameless World, to put her responsibilities aside and just be herself.

But the locals aren’t quite what she expects, with problems of their own, while Lady Barb is a different person away from Whitehall. As children start to go missing and evil things are abroad in the night, Emily discovers that a deadly plot is slowly bringing the mountain co

mmunity to the brink of disaster … and that her oldest enemies are about to make a very unwelcome return.

Download a free sample, then purchase it from the links on this pageAnd then read the annotations here!

12 Responses to “Work Experience (Schooled in Magic IV)–Up Now!”

  1. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Grumble Grumble

    Chris, do you have any idea when it’ll be up in the KoboBooks store or the B&N store?

    • chrishanger October 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

      Tomorrow, hopefully.


      Sent from my iPad


      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 26, 2014 at 1:19 am #

        It’s in the B&N (Nook) store now. Haven’t seen it yet on KoboBooks.

        Oh, I got it from the Nook store. [Wink]

      • chrishanger October 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

        It’s on the way for both Kobo and OmniLit. Chris Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:19:07 +0000 To:

  2. Scott D. October 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

    Just picked it up off Amazon.
    Interesting problem, I put in your name and Work Experience does not show up in your list of books. But I search on the name of the book and there it is. I believe this happened to me one other time.
    Might be because you just published yesterday. That might have been the case before as I usually buy your books as soon as I see that you’ve published a new one.

    Which book is next?

  3. Dennis The Menace October 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    I think I might have found an ‘Ooops’. But I bet not many other people did — was a sheer miracle I was paying enough attention to what you were explaining in the story at that time. πŸ™‚


    (for the rest of you, scroll down for the dirt)

    Background: Rudolf and Emily are at Easter Castle’s walls. She just took down the wards and decides to transfigure herself into a hawk to take her and Rudolf up to the castle’s roof(?). She decides to transfigure Rudolf into a statue to carry along in hawk form.

    Then you define a Rule of Magic in that world: That which is already transfigured matter can not be transfigured again without Bad Things Happening.

    So, you have Em transfigure Rudolf into a little statue first. Then, to conform with the Rule, she has to take her already transfigured familiar in bracelet form off her as she can’t transfigure it with her clothes and other gear with the rest of her body.

    Then, she carries the statue in one claw while holding the bracelet in her beak over the wall and onto the roof/to the guard house.

    OK…but what about the already-transfigured staff that was on her person? Does the rule only pertain to living things that were transfigured or was that something you missed? The answer to that determines whether or not I found an “Ooops”.

    If so, good thing Kindle editions are easy to ‘republish’. πŸ™‚

    • Chris November 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      The rule mainly applies to living matter – the snake, a person, etc. (This is because of quantum uncertainty, but they don’t know this.) The staff is nothing more than a piece of wood, so it isn’t really a problem.

  4. November 3, 2014 at 1:38 am #

    Thank you for another good book!

    I like your idea to bond Emily with a Death Viper, because when you mention familiars for the first time, I thought she would end up with a dragon……….and this is just boring and used to much in fantasy books.

    Waiting for the next book and I hope we can see a lot more from the snake.

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