Sorcery is a Scam
On the run from bounty hunters and mages, Kellen’s desperate to learn the Argosi fighting ways that enable Ferius to take down her enemies. But she doesn’t seem interested in teaching him – or at least, not the things he wants to know. When they meet another Argosi for the first time, Kellen starts to uncover more about his mentor and the ways of her mysterious order.
All of that’s going to have to wait, however, until Kellen can track down the mage who seems determined to see the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack.
This witty western from a master of magic storytelling will enchant both YA and adult readers.
Praise for Spellslinger & Shadowblack
Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair.
a rip-roaring adventure, with top-notch action, humour, and magic sequences. I can't wait for the third in this series!
Shadowblack is all about the classic crisis of confidence, not knowing what to do or where you belong, feeling like you're all alone in a big and scary world. Love, love, loved it!
The Spellslinger series is a fun and heartwarming adventure for all ages that teaches you that all you need to be successful is hard work and a little of sleight of hand.
Exotic, original and gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read.
Original Cover Sketch
This was the original design for the cover. We decided we wanted Seneira to have more agency in the cover and so the design evolved. I'm still not sure what that throwing star was all about . . .
Firewood: Deleted Scene
I really liked this little scene between Reichis and Kellen as they both wrestle with the loss of their homes. I had to pull it from the book because it would’ve slowed the pace a hair too much, but maybe you’ll disagree?