Welcome to the Other London
by Erynn Q, illustrated by Catherine Fitzsimmons
list price: $17.99
published: Oct 2020
Fifty years ago, the sky tore open.
Don't worry, it's not as bad as it sounds.
Ever since Earth joined the Grand Narrative, a collective of alternate worlds with different types of humans and levels of technology, magic has been a part of life. However, while it's common enough, magical problems sometimes take an expert (or two) to resolve. Enter the Fixers, licensed magicians whose job is to help people with their arcane tech support.
Ella Masterson is a high school freshman living in London. (London, Ontario. Not England. The other London.) She's grown up idolizing magical girl anime and developed a talent for her own magic. When she gets a job working for the town Fixer, adventures abound. Chasing an invisible, talking cat through downtown? Facing off against a water nymph drowning people in the Thames River? All in a day's work!
But there's a bigger problem in southern Ontario than rogue fairies, and Ella might be caught right in the middle of it...
"Erynn Q blends snappy dialogue with fast-paced action in a smart, witty, and very fresh urban fantasy. Sparkling characterization and an inventive plot draw the reader in from page one. A real winner!" - Tony Abbott, award-winning author of The Secrets of Droon series and Firegirl