We Are Not Good People
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Featuring: Lem Vonnegan; Mags; Mika Renar
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Fantasy Urban | Literature and Fiction
The ethics in a world of blood are gray...and an underground strata
of blood magicians has been engineering disasters for centuries in
order to acquire enough fuel for their spells. They are not good
Some practitioners, however, use the Words and a swipe of the blade
to cast simpler spells, such as Charms and Cantrips to gas up $1
bills so they appear to be $20s. Lem Vonnegan and his sidekick Mags
fall into this level of mage, hustlers and con men all. Lem tries to
be ethical by using only his own blood, by not using Bleeders
or—volunteers—but it makes life hard. Soon they might
have to get honest work.
When the pair encounters a girl who's been kidnapped and marked up
with magic runes for a ritual spell, it's clear they're in over their
heads. Turning to Lem's estranged master for help, they are told that
not only is the girl's life all but forfeit, but that the world's
preeminent mage, Mika Renar, has earth-shattering plans for her...and
Lem just got in the way. With the fate of the world on the line, and
Lem both spooked and intrigued by the mysterious girl, the other
nominates him to become the huckleberry who'll take down Renar.
But even if he, Mags, and the simpletons who follow him prevail,
they're dealing with the kind of power that doesn't understand
defeat, or mercy.
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