Of Magic and Men

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
They’re hunters of monsters all over the worlds, but their most dangerous enemy is themselves. More
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About Ashe Thurman

At one time an engineering student, then a technical illustrator, then a graphic designer,she's now mostly working on pursuing her dream of being a full time fantasy writer. She's delved into script writing, sequential art, interactive fiction, and game story design, as well, and hopes to put all these different ideas in practice in the years to come.
Some days she wants to be Neil Gaimen, some days Hiromu Arakawa, some days David Gaider. Other days she’s cosplaying, dragging her poor husband to conventions, adding puppets to her collection, making crochet hats for her favorite voice actors, playing video games, and reading.

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About the Series: Latolan
When the gates first opened on Latolan some eight hundred years ago, the only thing the first explorers found were the drunken ruins of a civilization at least a thousand years dead. The only major settlement is Tomar, a single, 80 mile wide city-state containing a number of prestigious universities and private schools, The Grand Tomar Library, and the main hall of several technical and magical guilds. The kaleidoscopic native population is joined by the seasonal residents of Starlight Vale, off-world wealth and nobility with the disposable income to keep a second estate in the valleys between the peaks of the Starlight Mountains.

Apart from a number of smaller settlements and outposts peppered haphazardly across the backroads–so referred to for the impression of ancient roads and ruins that must have at one point criss-crossed a mighty nation–much of Latolan remains unmapped and unsettled. This is not for lack of trying, but voyages into virgin territory return more bodies than answers.

A series of shorts exploring this world and a handful of its inhabitants.

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James Jenkins reviewed on June 8, 2018

Not overly good or bad
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Mike White reviewed on Aug. 30, 2016

I always appreciate stories that really focus on the negative parts of magic and being a monster hunter. The writing style for this story is also crisp and casual. The author manages to provide a lot of world-building details for such a short story.
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Malcolm Torres reviewed on June 10, 2016

This author seems to specialize in slice of life flash fiction set in a Medieval world of elves and men, spells and monsters. There's a bit of humor here also, along the lines of "Two hunters walk into a bar . . . " From there we follow along conversation, meet some of the locals and stir up a bit of trouble. This short seems to want to sprawl into a longer more complicated tale.
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