A science fantasy adventure filled with magic, humor, and stuck doors.

“A whirlwind of adventure, magic and belly laughs.”
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What are readers saying?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Wonderfully Addictive

“How dare you write such wonderfully addicting tales? I can’t wait for more. Keep the tales coming.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazing imagination

“Loved the characters. Octavian is not typical and quite refreshing. Can I be Replika in my next life?! Who do I need to speak to?”

⭐⭐⭐🌟⭐ – A whirlwind of adventure, magic and belly laughs

“Gaius Augustus went above and beyond this story. I felt like Dorothy being wooshed away to Oz when I started Tales of a Vernian Youth. Thoroughly crafted world, rich (and quirky) dialogue, the vision and craftmanship are on point. I believe Gaius must have some magic truly, because this story has cast a spell on me. Standing ovation! Quick, don’t be stuck in a universe where you haven’t read this… !”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Charming and clever

“This is a highly inventive and charming story.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Well Written and Intriguing

“Good world building with a splash of mystery and magic. Interesting read!”

Diverse Science Fantasy Adventure

Octavian is a graduate student at one of the world’s top magic universities, and the day has finally arrived to activate his research project: Replika, the most advanced robot ever built. Instead of a day of celebration, activating her sets off a trap that sends both Octavian and Replika to an alternate reality with no way home.

The Tales of a Vernian Youth series is about diverse characters exploring unique worlds where they learn about magic, friendship, and OPP (other people’s problems). Their quest to return to their home reality takes them to destinations that are sometimes wildly different from and other times all too similar to their magical world.

Experience characters described by readers as “refreshing” and a writing style compared to Douglas Adams in this exciting series of tales full of humor, adventure, and stuck doors.

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Wonderful Worlds To Discover

Meet the Characters


Replika may look like a cute human, but she’s actually a cute, ultra-sophisticated robot. Her hallmark is her power core, which runs on a self-regenerating supply of magic. She’s strong, great at doing calculations, and loves to make up little songs to hum to herself.

Replika identifies as androgyne.


Octavian is a magician with big ambitions. He wanted to change people’s mindsets and the whole categorization of magical disciplines. Then, his graduate research mentor trapped him and Replika in an alternate reality. Maybe he deserves to be a little grumpy.

Octavian is a transman and identifies as male.

Art by Riley Quinn – @rileyquinnart

Magic is Science

Octavian’s magical ability is tied to understanding the workings of nature. He must understand the science to do the magic.

He is a graduate student at a top magic university, after having double majored in Life Science Magic and Magical Engineering.

As he experiences and studies, his magical ability grows.

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Mysterious Mentor

Octavian’s graduate research advisor is one of the most powerful and enigmatic magicians in the world.

Known only as Teacher, he is the mastermind behind Replika. He’s also got a major attitude problem.

But that’s no excuse to trap your graduate student in an alternate reality!

Art by Gaius J. Augustus


Diversity is ingrained in every facet of Tales of a Vernian Youth. Replika identifies as androgyne, and Octavian is a transman.

The author is a queer, transgender, neurodivergent person with a disability. Octavian and Replika travel to many different worlds, which creates unique opportunities to meet a wide variety of characters from many species and a range of personal histories.

You’ll also find that many characters use gender-neutral pronouns, so if you’ve been needing some practice, read ToVY aloud!

All Tales In Series

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