Arcane Dropout by Edmund Hughes
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 345 Kb
Arcane Dropout : Lee Amaranth is a mystic, not a mage. In fact, he’s never cast a spell in his life. His day to day routine involves communing with unseen supernatural entities and using silver weapons to banish rampaging specters. With his sister missing, however, he has no choice but to go on a search that leads him to the locked gates of Primhaven University, a school forbidden to those untouched by arcane potential.
Luckily, if he plays his cards right, he might just have some help. A cute ghost from another century. A nerdy spellcasting prodigy. A beautiful teacher who sees right through his bullsh*t. It’s up to Lee to decide who to place his trust in as he formulates a plan to fake his way through classes and exams.
“Dennis O’Malley,” said Lee, as he began walking forward. “You were a worker here, one of the unloaders for a few less-than-legal items from a certain cargo jet.”
The ghost blinked several times in quick succession before raising his arms and adopting a posture that was significantly more hostile than what Lee would have liked to see. He reached a hand into his bag, sliding his fingers past the silver kris dagger, past the ritual powder, and settling on the new purchases he’d made earlier that morning.
“Easy there,” said Lee. “I’m a friend. Here.”
Lee pulled out a turkey bacon sandwich, a beer, and a pack of cigarettes. He held them outstretched in both arms, flashing an open smile as he watched the ghost scanning over the offering. There was awareness in those eyes, more than he’d seen in some of the spirits he’d banished. Enough to tell him that he had at least a chance of finding out what he wanted to know.
“What is this?” muttered Dennis. “Are you the devil, finally come to collect my soul?”
“Then…” Dennis took a wavering step forward. “Are you an angel? Did I do it? Am I finally being called up?”