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SWEPT AND GARNISHED
After barely surviving the semester at the Royal Academy, Hiram Rho heads home for the summer and his department chair, Warren Oldham, departs on a well-deserved vacation. While Rho tries to get his powers back, Warren's vacation takes an unexpected turn that leaves him battling a demon from inside it. Back in Osyth Russell Cinea, the senior demonologist, is finally in charge - for a week full of demons, vampires, exorcists, and unexpected romance.
THE OSYTH STORIES
Osyth first appeared in a series of novellas. If you want more of the Royal Academy, you might check out:
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The autumn holiday season finds geomancer Linus Ukadnian saddled with an unwanted museum curatorship. He knew about the vampire in the basement, but even greater dangers await.
Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated 29 (2008)
A WORLD THEY NEVER MADE
It's Wizardry Week at the Royal Academy, and Warren Oldham from Demonology is wondering why the School of Magic doesn't have a festival. He finds out the hard way -- by trying.
Published under the pen name A.B. Ming in The Leading Edge 42 (2001)
William Harrison Gracile, enchanter and development officer extraordinaire, comes up against a donor even more skilled than he is in this story about enchanters, incubi, and a professional lecher.
Published under the pen name A.B. Ming in Tales of the Unanticipated 23 (2002): reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy #3, ed. David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. HarperCollins Eos.
UNITE AND CONQUER
A student curses her major professor, but everyone's to blame when he disappears in the middle of contract negotiations.
Tales of the Unanticipated 24 (2003)(received honorable mention in 'Year's Best Fantasy and Horror,' ed. T. Windling and E. Datlow)
A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR
What witches do at ten o'clock proves to be a bigger mystery than one social magician anticipates.
RAISING THE DEAD
What can you do with a Necromancy certification, a taste for the dark side, and a demon-haunted friend?
None of Anders Regans' colleagues in Demonology would have voted him most likely to become a god, but what did they know?
About Advice From Pigeons:
... a much more interesting take on demonology than the more traditional realm-of-hell version...definitely recommended
I was delighted to come across this wry, inventive fantasy... Anyone who's spent time at a university will recognize the place...
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