Out Now – Fantastic Schools, Volume One

26 Jun

Featuring a collection of magic school stories, including Gennady’s Tale … a whole new Schooled in Magic novella (and an introduction by yours truly).  Purchase (Amazon US, UK, CAN, AU, Draft2Digital) NOW.

Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and—perhaps—battle threats both common and supernatural? Come with us into worlds of magic, where students become magicians and teachers do everything in their power to ensure the kids survive long enough to graduate. Welcome to … Fantastic Schools.

Follow a girl trying desperately to find her place in a school of dark magic, a band of witches desperate to prove they can be as good as the wizards, a school of magical monsters standing between the evil one and ultimate power, a businesswoman discovering the secrets of darkest evil … and what happens when a magical education goes badly wrong.

Follow us into worlds different, magical …

… And very human.

12 Responses to “Out Now – Fantastic Schools, Volume One”

  1. benbailey12373 June 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

    Ah that’s why I couldn’t find Gennady’s tale!

    • Brian G June 28, 2020 at 5:00 am #

      I may or may not have forgotten who Gennady is. In which book is he introduced?

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard June 28, 2020 at 5:21 am #

        Well, “Gennady’s Tale” takes place about fifteen years before the first Schooled In Magic book takes place and he changes his name at the end of “Gennady’s Tale”.

        So he is not mentioned as “Gennady” in the series until much later.

        Oh, I’m attempting to avoid spoilers for “Gennady’s Tale”. 😉

      • benbailey12373 June 28, 2020 at 8:57 am #

        Can’t answer that without possible spoiler

      • lampwright June 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

        He isn’t called Gennaday in the series. He changes his name during the novella.

  2. Jacqueline harris June 26, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

    I am curious about Gennady and if his story will tie into the end of the series.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard June 28, 2020 at 5:22 am #

      “Gennady’s Tale” takes place about fifteen years before the first Schooled In Magic book takes place.

      • Brian G June 28, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        I meant in which book do we first meet him as “Gennady” because I’m having trouble remembering him. xD

  3. ACYoung June 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

    “Gennady’s Tale” is an interesting and believable story. It explains how Gennady transforms from a teenage boy with no magic into the character we meet in Schooled in Magic. (NB: Since the connection between the two is only made when Gennady renames himself at the end of the tale I won’t be mentioning the latter by name.) It is at its heart an exploration of the way in which someone who is treated badly, and who continues to be treated badly, can react to these stimuli.

    I particularly liked the throwaway explanation for why Emily’s first year dorm room has two first years and a second year.

    The other short stories in the collection are wide ranging and each very interesting in their own way.

    • chrishanger June 28, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

      Cool! Please say it on the review.

      Sent from my iPad

  4. Dani July 4, 2020 at 7:58 pm #

    Asymptote at Three O’Clock – The author had fun with this one.
    Practical Exercise – Good standalone story that doesn’t require you to have encountered the character before – but has details the reader who has is free to notice.
    The Last Academy – What makes this work is the [easily-recognized] villains, rather than the heroes. What makes it work well is that they only get as much time onstage as the story demands.
    Finals – I had fun with this one.
    How to Get into a Magic School – Good standalone story that doesn’t require familiarity with the Roanoke universe but is clearly embedded therein.

    • George Phillies July 5, 2020 at 2:05 am #

      Practical Exercise, with add-ons, is becoming the first part of the first Adara Novel (Eclipse #3)

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