So here I am again, asking for your help. The Mages of Bennamore is now as revised as I can make it without more pairs of eyes on it. I have a couple of beta readers already, but I’d love some more.
If you’d like to help, all you have to do is read the book and let me know what you thought worked and what didn’t work. It’s about 150,000 words (approximately 380 pages), and I can supply it is mobi, epub or pdf format. If you’d like to beta read it, you can email me.
Here’s the detail:
The war between Bennamore and the coastal region was over almost before it began. Now the victors are bringing their spellcraft to the Port Holdings, unaware that the coastal folk have their own less conspicuous magical ability. But the uniquely powerful mage who negotiated the alliance is dead, and the coastal folk are restless, and suspicious of this new magic.
Fen’s quiet life as a recorder of business transactions is disrupted by the death of her employer, but she quickly finds work with the Bennamore mages. The only downside to her comfortable new job: the attentions of the flirtatious and uneducated guard, Mal. Nothing, it seems, will deter him.
The Bennamore folk are rattled by the mysterious disappearance of a mage. Mal’s investigations uncover a dragon’s nest of deceit, and a conspiracy which would shatter the fragile peace. He needs Fen’s help, but she has secrets of her own, and her loyalties are divided. Yet she may be the only one who can stand between the two countries, and stop them plunging back into a war which, this time, would destroy them both.