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  • 3. Eclipse,  Announcements,  Mysterious Powers

    An Eclipse changes everything

    An ereader displaying the cover of Eclipse lies on a bed of pine boughs, surrounded by scattered gold stars. The twilight blue and gold cover shows a silhouetted man and woman, the woman's hand reaching up to point at something in the sky. A small telescope is inset in the top left and the figures are circled by stars.

    I’m so delighted to be able to share Eclipse with all of you.

    Schola is the most elite of the magical schools of Albion, devoted to preparing the best and brightest young adults for a life of magic, innovation, and perhaps service. Students hurry from class to class, learning everything from writing to duelling, alchemy to astronomy.

    Thesan is now established as the Astronomy professor, but is still one of the youngest and newest teachers at Schola. She is eagerly anticipating the upcoming eclipse, a rare event, as well as her usual classes and projects.

    Isembard came to Schola last year to teach Protective magics and act as bodyguard and mentor to two sons of Council Members. He has settled into a pleasant life with a great deal of time in the duelling salle, and an amiable beer in the pub on Saturday evenings while he and Thesan mark assignments. This year promises to be even better, since Alexander, his own mentor, will be teaching Ritual classes.

    No school year is ever simple. And it never goes the way you think it will.

    Eclipse is full of astronomy, what makes a good teacher, student dramatics, glittering social events, academic politics, students who are possibly up to something, and whether a relationship might work between two people from very different backgrounds who have their own professional goals and expectations. Set in the 1924-1925 school year, Eclipse explores what it means to live, work, and love at Schola.

    Get your ebook now from your favourite source. (Paperbacks coming soon: sign up for my mailing list to find out when they’re out.)

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