I’ve been waiting so anxiously for this one!
Magic was the first of DJ’s stories I’d read on his blog. I was so caught up in the world he’d created- as detailed and coherent as any I’d seen in mainstream fantasy novels- that the spankings seemed almost incidental. I remember the excitement of seeing a new chapter posted- an event that ensured an unusually quick and energetic start to the day as I was US-based at the time.
The relationships that evolve between the characters are spectacularly handled. I particularly enjoyed the evolution in Katrin and Fear’s interactions. It felt so human, so real, so captivating. . .
I think it was this that eventually promoted me to comment- the beginning of a truly unique friendship which eventually, with DJ’s patient encouragement, led to this blog and all the adventures that ensued.
I am looking forward to re-reading the edited, published version. . .as soon as I have a decent chunk of time to enjoy it properly!
From the publisher:
With over 210,000 words this spanking novel is an epic adventure set in a fantasy world with its own lore and customs, populated by multiple characters including wizards and witches, dragons and demons. It also encompasses war and the quest for power, and love and betrayal.
It begins when an unexpected visitor arrives at the household of Sir Mark De Lacy. Little does Katrin, Sir Mark’s daughter, know that her life is soon to be transformed forever. The beautiful, tempestuous 19-year-old has enjoyed running wild in the woods and consorting with herbalists and witches – an activity much frowned upon, given her noble status. So imagine her surprise – and excitement – when an adept recognises her gift and persuades her father to allow her to study magic at Pandoria.
So begins Katrin’s new life of wonder and exploration. Ensconced in the ladies college known as the Dovecote, she is apprenticed to Dr Arlon Fear, the young mage who is to be her tutor and master for the next few years… though over time he becomes so much more. Katrin takes up her duties and she and her new friends adjust to the rigorous regime of study and discipline. Spankings are a regular occurrence, and the punishments meted out are often severe: hand, belt, paddle, cane, birch, and more are used to tame deserving female bottoms. Yet through it all, Katrin develops her abilities and the bond strengthens between her and her stern and powerful master, Arlon Fear.
And in this world of arcane magic and mystery, perhaps it is love that saves the day…
Available from LSF Publications