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The Magic Thieves by Serena Yates

After what feels to me like an eternity, The Magic Thieves is finally out in its full novel-length version. The story always felt like a novel to me, and I was elated when TEB gave me the opportunity to expand the original novella into a full novel. I had such fun designing the world of Tah'Nut with all its magical gadgets and councils, I can't wait to revisit it when I write the sequel later this year.

Here is what it's all about:

The magic thieves are taking what isn't theirs. Can Elryk, a wanted lightning wizard, and Kaythan, the Law Force Commander who captures him, become allies to defeat the criminals?

Elryk Muyd'omir is the most powerful lightning wizard born on Tah'Nut in two hundred years and a pacifist. To escape the wrath of the illegally ruling Xoh'kas family, he flees to Earth - a place without magic. Three years later the gateway that connects Tah'Nut to Earth reopens and Elryk knows that it's time to either face cruel punishment or fight.

Kaythan Vs'urr is a Law Force Commander who is sent to retrieve the criminal wizard Elryk. He's expected to return him to Tah'Nut for ‘reprogramming'. Secretly disgusted with the Xoh'kas' lack of determination to stop the magic thieves, he wants Elryk's help to find the fabled Magic Shield which will prevent further thievery.

Can Elryk trust the gorgeous Law Commander who wants his help? Will the two men be able to work together to defeat the Xoh'kas and eliminate the magic thieves?

You can read an excerpt right here on the Total-E-Bound website.

But that isn't all! For those of you who missed the original novella that was part of the Stealing My Heart anthology, published in March 2010 to help generate funds to combat e-book piracy, that version
will be published as an audio book next Monday:

Whichever incarnation you decide to get, I hope you enjoy reading / listening to it. There will be more novels in ths series, all centered around the "magic" of Tah'Nut:

At the dawning of a new age on Tah’Nut, justice is finally being served.

Tah'Nut is a planet ruled by magic. For millennia, it has relied on those few gifted in the art of wizardry to run daily life, maintain the environmental balance and provide spiritual stability. But without any defences against an abuse of power, the planet was pushed into the darkest two centuries of its history when unscrupulous murderers took over.

Now a new age is finally dawning when a gateway is established between Tah'Nut and Earth. A set of events is set in motion that not only creates a new type of magic, but changes the fundamental rules of Tah’Nutian society. Science and magic are brought together for the first time, and as the two cultures mix, more than a few sparks fly. But the benefits of finding a way to cooperate are obvious. If wizards, non-magicals and humans can find new ways of working, living and loving together, the Age of Justice may finally come to pass.

Until next month!


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