The Accidental Magician by David Grace
Approx. 111,190 words.
Published on September 15, 2009.
The world, Fane, lies on the outer reaches of explored space, long forgotten by mankind. The planet's peculiar electromagnetic fields inevitably destroy electronic devices, but in compensation they enhance psychic abilities. In a last ditch effort to salvage something of his family's honor, his uncle gives Grantin a vital task which promptly turns him into the Accidental Magician.