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Derrick Smythe

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Derrick Smythe has been fascinated with all things elvish, dwarvish, and magical since his days of running through the woods with sharpened sticks in defense of whatever fortification he and his brothers had built that summer. After consuming nearly every fantasy book he could find, he was driven to begin work on one of his own. When he isn’t dreaming up new stories, he can be spotted hiking the Adirondack Mountains or traveling the world. He currently resides near his hometown in upstate New York with his enchanting wife, ethereal daughters, and his faithful-if-neurotic Australian Shepherd, Magnus.

Derrick's debut novel, The Other Magic, has been an Amazon bestseller in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The
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To Wield a Plague is ready for you!

To Wield a Plague eBook releases Monday, May 9! The paperback edition is currently "in review" with Amazon so will be available for purchase any hour now. I pray you enjoy this story! Podium Audio will release the audiobook this fall, read by the one and only, Greg Patmore.
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Published on May 07, 2022 03:30 Tags: epicfantasy, gregpatmore, newrelease, passagetodawn, podiumaudio, theothermagic
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This ranks among the top fantasy trilogies ever written. My review is broken down by individual books.

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Have you ever wished you could relive Charlotte’s Webb all over again, but as an epic adult fantasy? Well, I didn’t realize that this was something I wanted either, until it happened. Well, not exactly, but The Queen’s Poisoner has several similariti ...more
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An excellent read! The story moves at a pretty steady pace. I was constantly engaged by the action, and even the lulls were interesting. Green spends a lot of time building background to the world, but it didn’t feel tedious. I will admit that it rea ...more
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“Being smart is merely the act of appearing less stupid than everyone else around you...”
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“...everything, dead or alive, has magical potential within it, and we can borrow portions of that power for our use. I’ll get into more detail about how this works later. First we need to discuss the dangers...”
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“That man should really publish a volume of his own. I can see it now”—he flourished a hand—“Musings of an Insane Person. Wait—no.” Bringing both hands into the fray, Kyllean continued, “Now I’ve got it—yes. Musings of an Insane Person Who Walks Beneath Tables Without Hitting His Head.”
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