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The Magician and the Mechanical Doll

Tales of a Vernian Youth – Tale 1

Octavian, a promising graduate student of magic, is about to have his dreams shattered. As he activates his magical robot, Replika, the duo finds themselves thrust into an alternate reality of stuck doors and steam-powered tech. Little did Octavian know that his enigmatic research advisor, Teacher, held the technology to traverse realities! Octavian and Replika embark on a quest to uncover Teacher’s hidden secrets and find their way back home.

  • Genre: Science Fantasy, Humor
  • Release Date: August 9, 2023
  • Page Count: 60

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Octavian, a promising graduate student of magic, is about to have his dreams shattered. As he activates his magical robot, Replika, the duo finds themselves thrust into an alternate reality of stuck doors and steam-powered tech. Little did Octavian know that his enigmatic research advisor, Teacher, held the technology to traverse realities! Octavian and Replika embark on a quest to uncover Teacher’s hidden secrets and find their way back home.

Join Replika and Octavian as they journey through immersive universes that will make you laugh out loud. Amidst their adventures, they encounter a vibrant case of characters and stumble upon more than their fair share of OPP (other people’s problems). Will they ever find their way back home, or will they remain trapped forever in this web of alternate realities?

The Tales of a Vernian Youth series beckons you into a multiverse brimming with enchantment and absurdity. With diverse characters that infuse a refreshing twist into the narrative and a writing style reminiscent of the great Douglas Adams, this series promises laughter, adventure, and more stuck doors than you can shake a wand at.

Get ready for a whimsical magic-filled adventure that spans time and space, transporting our travelers to both fantastical and eerily familiar destinations. Think Terry Pratchett with a dash of scientific curiosity and Ben Aaronovitch minus the police. This thrilling concoction will keep you turning pages long into the night.

Are you ready to traverse the boundaries of our reality? Don’t miss out on this epic journey!

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