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Literature: League Of Magi
League of Magi is an urban fantasy series of novellas and short stories about a loose organization of powerful wizards and their supernatural minions. The stories have the flavor of mafia, noir, and spy stories. It's not uncommon for the hero of one story to appear as a villain in another. The first of these is Coldheart.


League of Magi provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Teotl, Shahmeran, and Blackthorn all qualify, as they're the bruisers of their respective organizations.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: The Twins seem utterly baffled by the idea of rescuing the denizens of Stillwater, but are moved when one of their minions seems to honestly care.
  • Creepy Twins: The Twins: considering one of them is a ghost and they regard humans as interesting insects.
  • Defective Detective: Chris Black in "Coldheart" is a paranoid schizophrenic who goes off his meds and can't be sure what he's investigating is even real.
  • Evil Albino: Subverted with the telepath Rose Cross. She's not really evil, but she's definitely not friendly if you're not on her side. If you are, she turns into something of a den mother.
  • Fantastic Noir: The novella "Coldheart" (in the collection of the same name) is a find-the-girl noir tale.
  • Genre-Busting: The world is urban fantasy, but the stories are closer to conspiracy, spy, and crime thrillers.
  • Hellish Pupils: Shahmeran's eyes become slitted like a snake's whenever she starts using her powers.
  • Lady in Red: Rose Cross often dresses in red and is known in some circles as "the Red Lady."
  • Kaiju: Shahmeran, when she's in her combat form, qualifies.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: "Coldheart" begins with a woman vanishing, which reveals the titular League, including sorcerers, monsters, possessed people and so on.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Rose Cross has red/pink eyes, a symptom of her albinism.

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