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Monday, September 7, 2015

Their peace is short-lived - The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall by Jon Messenger

In a world of science, magic is an abomination, but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, eager to convalesce after their last adventure.

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Published: August 25th, 2015

In a world of science, magic is an abomination, but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, eager to convalesce after their last adventure.

Their peace is short-lived, however, as they are quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire that will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within.

In a world of science, magic is an abomination.
Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic.

On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin declared that no magical monstrosity would be allowed within their borders. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences and, should they be found, to destroy them.

Inquisitor Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into such reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced that the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed; yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monster in the city.

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When fantastical creatures go Steampunk

I’m fascinated by the idea of taking the regular world and overlaying it with a steampunk flavor. Admittedly, the Magic and Machinery series is more an amalgamation between steampunk and high fantasy, but there are clearly steampunk elements present.

However, when I started doing research for the series, I found some fascinating pictures of steampunk creatures that blew me away.

In book 3 of Magic & Machinery, called the Golem of Solomon’s Way, I delve deeper into the creation of steampunk/clockwork creatures and the ramifications of creating life from machinery. It’s a fascinating tale that forces the main characters to reevaluate their own dogmas.

I genuinely think the possibilities with steampunk are endless and the more creativity applied, the more fantastical the creatures that are created.

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About the author:
Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps.

Jon wrote his first science fiction trilogy in 2008 and has since written and published over 10 novels.

The scope of his writing has expanded beyond science fiction to include the New Adult and Steampunk genres.

His books have become Amazon bestsellers, been translated into foreign languages, and have won numerous awards both for content and covers.

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3 comments:

Doris Orman said...

Thank you for posting! <3

Lu Chi said...

A practitioner of Magic, I think

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would be a practitioner of Magic if I had a choice.