The Wizard That Wasn't: Mechanized Wizardry Book 1

by Ben Rovik

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272 Minutes Total
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Synopsis

Never trust a wizard.

They’re all filthy, addle-brained con artists peddling superstitious nonsense. Horace Lundin doesn’t believe in their magic. The Petronaut technician works with steel and steam in the workshop, maintaining the mechanical suits of armor his masters wear. There’s nothing magic can do that technology can’t do better.

So he thinks, until he witnesses the power of wizardry first-hand.

That fateful day gives Lundin and his Petronaut colleagues an idea. What if magic didn’t have to be chaotic and messy and unreliable, like the wizards who practice it? What if it could be as simple as throwing a switch? Putting their resources and their reputation on the line, the technicians cobble together a music-box magician, programmed to speak the arcane words punched out on its disks…

…and it works.

But the Petronauts can’t hide their discovery in the workshop for long. There’s danger brewing in the city of Delia. When Princess Naomi is laid low by dark magic, her only hope for survival may rest with Horace Lundin and:

The Wizard That Wasn’t

Reader reviews on Amazon: "Witty, creative, and well-thought…I was hooked!" "A fun steampunk fantasy." "A great read… strong character development… Reading 'Mechanized Wizardry' makes me selfishly want the author to stop doing everything but write so I/we may read more."

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Setting

Geography: Mythological Realm
Realism: Fantasy world where magic is prevalent
Setting Type: Fantasy
Time Period: N/A

Main Character

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
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Pacing: Moves quickly
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Genre Fantasy
 
Realism:
  • World is similar to ours, but plot elements include magic
  • Fantasy world with low or no magic
  • Fantasy world where magic is prevalent
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  • Fantasy
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