BioJeffrey Bardwell writes dark fantasy, romance fantasy, and steampunk set in the Metal vs. Magic Universe. His character-driven books are guaranteed to include elements of gritty realism, political intrigue, romantic entanglements, dry wit, and dragons in differing proportions. He devours fantasy and science fiction novels and is most comfortable basking near a warm wood stove. When not writing, Jeffrey enjoys cooking, gardening, and shooing baby dragons from the compost bin.<br /> <br /> The author lives on a farm and in a prior life worked as a community ecologist. He is overfond of puns and alliterations. He is also an unabashed history and mythology enthusiast and would love to hear from you.<br /> <br /> Email: email@example.com <br /> <br /> Bookbub Profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jeffrey-bardwell<br /> <br /> Blog: http://twigboatpress.com/blog
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Even in the future, old rivalries burn bright. Starscout Bello expected to swab a few decks when he joined the Imperial Navy, just not with his face. The boorish artificer Corso insists on honoring the ancient enmity between those who dabble in magic and those who sully their hands on machines. Drawing weapons, including magic, is forbidden. Space is cold and passions run hot. In the Metal vs. Magic Universe, is there a refuge outside of spells for a lowly Portal Mage?
Would you sacrifice your future to practice magic? Artificers are the gilded princes of the Iron Empire. Mages are violent criminal outcasts. Devin competes to become the best artificer in the empire . . . but he's secretly a mage. When Devin transforms himself into a mechanical dragon to slaughter the competition, his rival Benson steps into the role of dragon slayer. But Devin's secret grows heavier as he claws his way to the top. Embark on Devin's dark epic journey in Book One of The Artifice Mage Saga. Join the fantasy steampunk brawl of metal vs. magic where sorcery is bloody, science is greasy, and nobody's hands are clean.
Metal vs Magic Anthology I
The world is divided between those who wield magic and those who fear it. Series set in the Metal vs. Magic Universe boast a thrilling history filled with epic sagas, interweaving stories, and complex intrigue. But some tales are smaller and more intimate. Explore ten select short stories, each focused on a unique character, the hero of their own mini epic. These are the moments that slip through the cracks, side characters thrust in the spotlight, quick battles, harrowing quests, dire tragedies, and small triumphs. Anything can happen in the Metal vs. Magic Universe. Intrigue and adventure await if you dare to go looking for them . . .