Literature / Magnus

Magnus (formerly known as Wayfarer when it was published under Destiny Image) is a Christian Fantasy novel by Matthew Dickens chronicling the exploits of the 2,000-year-old Magnus Lehohn. Gifted with powers and immortality from God, he has spent centuries battling the evil forces in control of the world, and now must investigate the current going-ons in Tower Valley while battling Nephillim, squads of Mooks, demons, fallen angels, rescuing an escaped Hot Scientist, and finally confronting Satan himself.

Magnus is the first of the IAM trilogy, and the author has stated his plans to have the first book made into a comic book in the future.

In October of 2012, yet a third iteration of the book was released as an ebook, Magnus (The Musterion Casebook Files), with the character of Magnus re-invented as an ageless Steampunk Gadgeteer known as the Horned Man rather than a Flying Brick, along with a vastly different motivation and quest.

Magnus provides examples of:

The Musterion Casebook Files provides examples of:

  • Captain Ersatz: Magnus's identity as the Horned Man is clearly in reference to Batman. The character even meets Bob Kane at one point.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Magnus encounters many famous authors on his travels including Bob Kane, Edgar Allan Poe, and others.
  • Milkman Conspiracy: The Black House Magi whom Magnus battles, and who control which pieces of literature become popular and which are consigned to obscurity.
  • Steam Punk: Magnus's equipment as the Horned Man.