THE LOST BOROUGH!
The official sequel to THE WIZARD-THIEVES is out NOW!
Return to Thaumopolis, The City of Wizards, with the Strongbow Detective Agency in a new and exciting tale of magic, mobsters and more!
From the dregs of The Moxxen to the spires of High Towers! From Queen's Garden Park to the Traveler's District - our heroes are back and ready to unravel their greatest mystery yet!
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ABOUT THE CITY OF WIZARDS
What happens... When your favorite fantasy worlds stop stagnating?
THE CITY OF WIZARDS is set in one such world where rather than continuing on with the same old swords and spells... The world progressed. The Jazz Age is upon us, friends!
Taking place in the aftermath of The Mechanist Wars, Thaumopolis, the titular CITY OF WIZARDS is the self-proclaimed melting pot - where all species, races and religions can come together in harmony... At least that's what the politicians try to sell you. The main action follows the heroic (if drunken and disorderly) Salrik Strongbow and his partners as they work to unravel mysteries and protect the people of Thaumopolis from cutthroat mobsters, malevolent monsters, corrupt politicians and conniving warlocks.
Check out our virtual store to find the main series of novels, short stories, our radio serial podcast set in-universe, as well as awesome City-Wizard Swag!
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THE LOST BOROUGH
The Wizard-Thieves defeated... But the story's only just begun.
The Strongbow Detective Agency finds itself faced with doom: Though they were able to stop the mad machinations of the so-called "Wizard-Thieves," the case has attracted the attention of the Thaumopolis government. Press-ganged into service on behalf of the state, Salrik and friends find themselves preparing to take on their most baffling case yet.
Long ago, The City of Wizards had a monarchy... a shining example of effective autocracy informed by magical skill. But time wears on and the rulers became corrupt. Legend has it that on the eve of her abdication, The Last Queen of Thaumopolis vanished, and with her an entire section of the city. In the blink of an eye, an entire swatch of the city was lost.
Join Salrik, Sneebly, Rasomil and Northup as they are tasked with the impossible... Find what exactly happened to the Queen and... THE LOST BOROUGH!
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Check out what your fellow Street-Wizards are sayin'.
-The Wizard-Thieves is an entrancing novel that weaves familiar fantasy into a gritty noir backdrop. The city of Thaumopolis feels tangible through Pontius' writing, taking in Salrik's narrative as he and his associates take apart a mystery gripping one of Thaumopolis' most significant magical educational institutions; while also managing his own personal conflicts. The roaring twenties are busy with a world weary, but hopeful gumshoe orc, a chaotic goblin forensic specialist, and a gentlemanly skeleton with an odd eye for baking and deep well of knowledge. The novel is gripping and teeming with unique imagery, and one just cannot put it down until they get to the bottom of the mystery.
-Incredibly impressed by the Wizard-Thieves and writer Brad Pontius.
With a seductive look on the gritty 20’s angle, this book takes a refreshing take on more classic fantasy roles and tropes, while throwing them into a grim noire styled setting. The mystery that runs underneath all of the colorful characters and memorable personalities is riveting and truly a page turner.
This is a book I’d never known I had wanted to exist, but now that it does, it has satisfied an unknown craving.
If you’re looking for a story that’s outside the run-of-the-mill love triangle vampire trope, I highly encourage picking up the Wizard-Thieves and enjoying the interactions and banter between Salrik Strongbow and his accomplices as they solve a mystery that throws the city into chaos.
An enchantingly well written noir mystery novel, set in a magical world, The Wizard Thieves is a must read for anyone who is a fan of High Fantasy, Mystery, and Noir novels!
Hot Off the Presses!
Official Artwork of THE CITY OF WIZARDS franchise!
A complete topographical map of Thaumopolis as of 1922!
Johnny "The Mountain"... One of Cole Bold's top bruisers and an ex-boxer of some renown.
The members of the (in)famous Strongbow Detective Agency!
CRIME SCENE FORENSICS!