I’ve made a list of especially enchanting magic systems three years running – I’m not breaking my streak now!
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Accidental cults, vampire schools, and art magic!
Eternal libraries, Native American dragon-riders, and a world where words take physical form!
Dragons, fae, man-eating mermaids – there’s something for everyone this week!
Living stars, nonbinary assassins, and fairy-narrated sapphic romance – alas, these three didn’t work out for me.
Asexual Pinocchio retellings, Orisha magic in Shakespearean London, and Australian-inspired dragon riders!
Nonbinary magicians writing letters to each other!
Space epics, nurses who magic away unwanted emotions, and very queer vampires!
Falconry, but with monsters.
This is a tale of a woman who hunts gods and another who makes magic come undone, and absolutely everything about it is perfect.
(Well. Except for that cover. Sigh.)