Lundin is a petronaut technician who wonders why there can’t be a machine to do magic and sets about finding out.
The Wizard That Wasn’t by Ben Rovik is a fantasy, diesel punk novella that mixes interesting ideas, great characters and good writing. There’s humour, action, magic and strange machines.
My only real complaint is the length. Yes, it’s a novella but… I want more. I think I would’ve liked more details. We don’t get much of anything away from the immediate necessities of the story. This keeps the action moving along, but I’d like to get a feel for the city and a bit of back-story for the characters.
I already have the second book.
You can get The Wizard that Wasn’t here. I suggest you do so right this minute.