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What is it?

Spellslinger and its subsequent novels are a fantasy series by Sebastian de Castell that takes place in the same universe as his Greatcoats series, but on a different continent, and requires no knowledge of the other series to enjoy.

The books in the series are:

    Spellslinger (2017)
    Shadowblack (2017)
    Charmcaster (2017)
    Soulbinder (2018)
    Queenslayer (2019)
    Crownbreaker (2019)

As well as the prequel stories, Way of the Argosi and Fall of the Argosi.

What's it about?

Born to a noble house in a society of mages that value magic and power above all else, fifteen-year-old Kellen, House of Ke, has no magic. No matter how hard he tries, the mystical bands tattooed onto his arms refuse to ignite, showing the world that he hasn't been able to successfully work a single spell, and that at the upcoming Mage Trials all sixteen year old Jan'Tep go through, he will…

I step outside into a fine mist rain.

I am enfolded in cloud.

The dog still wants to be walked.
The cats want their treats.
The bunny rattles her cage.
The fish will want feeding at the usual time.

My heart lies stunned in my chest.
The dog does not pull.
I walk measured.
He waits.

The rain comes harder.

I hope that where you are, is joy.

The crows harsh caws comfort me.
I answer.
They watch…

"Farmers can grow dates and even bananas" is a mnemonic device used for teaching the sequence of the appearance of sharp notes in a musical key signature for a diatonic scale. Each word represents the next sharp note in the sequence: if a diatonic scale has exactly one sharp, that sharp will be F (as is the case for G Major (modern ionian mode), E natural minor (modern aeolian mode), or D mixolydian mode. If there are exactly two sharps, they will be F and C. If there are five sharps, they…

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