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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

A new ‘Laws of Magic’ story!

The last book in Michael Pryor‘s the Laws of Magic series was published almost a decade ago. But now the LoveOzYA author has revisited the world of these six books and written a novella, Brink of Disaster.  And even better -it’s a totally free digital book for you to download and enjoy!

Here is what Michael says about the novella on his blog:

“Eight years after the publication of the last of the series (Hour of Need, 2012) I found myself wondering what they’d been up to after we parted company, Aubrey, Caroline, George and the rest of the characters I’d grown so close to over the ten plus years of writing the series. In the intervening years, surely they would have embarked on all sorts of adventures, faced so many challenges, and generally coped with the exigencies of adulthood – in one way or another. So I decided to rejoin them, see what was going on with them and their lives, and share this with you.”

The story doesn’t pick up where we left the world however – it is a time jump of a decade, reflecting the real time elapsed. Michael says he has striven for the ‘Laws of Magic’ historical/fantasy/comedy/romance feel. Lockdown and the pandemic were also an impetus for this novella. Michael felt that in these times it may be a comfort to return to these loved character and “thought it might be something to help alleviate the unease of these straitened times.”

You can download it at Smashwords, and it’s one hundred percent free, Michael Pryor’s gift to you!