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Monsters. Murder. Swashbuckling pug butlers.
J. Chaucey Thatcher has a monster inside him, but this is the least of his worries.
A murderer prowls the Iron City, slaying inventors. An angry mob storms close behind, blaming wizards. Any they find, they burn alive.
Chaucey is an inventor. He is also secretly a wizard, and the only person who can help with this secret was just murdered before his very eyes.
But when it comes to investigating, Chaucey is as dogged as his best friend is dog. With the help of his loyal pug butler, his sparky (almost? maybe?) girlfriend, and a sleuth of rambunctious bears, he has vowed to unravel the mystery of these murders and save the city from the grips of terror.
But the monster inside him burns for escape.
Will he save the Iron City? Or will the monster destroy it first?
Praise for The Wizard’s Way
★★★★★ “Masterfully written, edited, designed, and crafted well… A veritable love letter to steampunk fans. Not only does it beautifully present its story and genre, it does so with enough panache and humor to temper the non-stop action into a story that is difficult to put down. In sort, if you love worlds and stories such as Foglio’s Girl Genius, then you’re going to love this. Highly recommended.”
– anonymous, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ “Marvelous mind candy.”
– Rose, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ “H.P. Holo’s debut novel (co-written by husband and scifi author Jacob Holo) is well-written and captivating. The Wizard’s Way is definitely worth your time.”
– austriana, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ “The Wizard’s Way is a fun, exciting read that takes you to a place where bears run a library and a pug can fence.”
– Erin Harrison, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ “This book is BRILLIANTLY written! The Holos created a whole world with incredible finesse. I absolutely cannot wait for the next one!”
– Elizabeth Thomas, Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★ “Those who love action, awkward relationships, and magic and of course a bit of destruction, this book is for you… My favorite book of the year.”
– Ethan Kollat, Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★ “Can’t help but love this book just for the pug.”
– Justin Griffin, Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★ “Quirky, fun, not a cookie cutter book.”
– Nekko, Amazon Reviewer
About the authors
H.P. Holo once told her parents she was bored. They told her to read the dictionary. Thousands of words later, novels happened. H.P. has also been a teacher and library assistant and mostly spends her time gaming, gardening, and thinking about cats, lunch, and how to convince Jacob she needs more pets.
Jacob Holo is a former-Ohioan, former-Michigander living in sunny South Carolina. He describes himself as a writer, gamer, hobbyist, and engineer. Jacob started writing when his parents bought that “new” IBM 286 desktop back in the ’80s. Remember those? He’s been writing ever since.
Check out the sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, reading, writing blog of Jacob and H.P. Holo here: http://holowriting.com
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