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Ruthless Magic: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Ruthless Magic Author: Megan Crewe Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die... or kill. Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure… Continue reading Ruthless Magic: SPFBO Finalist

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The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Anointed Author: Keith Ward Rating: 7 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Being a hero is a choice. Xinlas’s life goal is modest: he wants to be a living legend, revered in song and story. And he’s off to a good start. He faced death once, and won. His… Continue reading The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

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Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Symphony of the Wind Author: Steven McKinnon Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: A bounty hunter with a death wish. A girl with fearsome powers. A kingdom on the brink of destruction. Serena dreams of leaving her harsh desert home behind in her very own airship. But when… Continue reading Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

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We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

Title: We Ride The Storm Author: Devin Madson Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: War built the Kisian Empire and war will tear it down. And as an empire falls, three warriors rise. Caught in a foreign war, Captain Rah e’Torin and his exiled warriors will have to fight… Continue reading We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

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Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Sowing Author: Angie Grigaliunas Rating: 4 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want. For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. They alone provide protection from the… Continue reading Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

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Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Orconomics Author: J. Zachary Pike Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Brimming with swords, sorcery, and wit, Orconomics: A Satire introduces Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. For the licensed wizards and warriors of Arth, slaying and looting the forces… Continue reading Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

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The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Gods of Men Author: Barbara Kloss Published: June, 2018  Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name. Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music… Continue reading The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist