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Ben S. Dobson

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Ben S. Dobson is Canadian writer who has achieved nothing of consequence. Many people like him anyway. This is inexplicable.

When he isn't writing fantasy novels, he can be found enjoying many fine, geeky activities. These include playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching Studio Ghibli movies, and playing video games (as long as they have a good storyline and require little to no skill).

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The Mage War is coming!

Here’s some news on the next book: the current storylines in Magebreakers are all coming to a thrilling conclusion in The Mage War! I may go back to Tane and Kadka’s world for more, but if so, it’ll be all-new … Continue reading →
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The Flaw in All Magic (Mage...

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The Emperor's Mask (Magebre...

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The Dragon Machine (Magebre...

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The Spirit Siphon (Magebrea...

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The Swampling King (The Win...

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The Last Hero

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The Flaw in All Magic The Emperor's Mask The Dragon Machine
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Ben Dobson answered a question about The Flaw in All Magic:
The Flaw in All Magic by Ben S. Dobson
Sorry, I didn't notice this question sooner or I'd have answered! There's not really any notable lgbtqia+ characters in the first two books, but a lesbian character is introduced in the third book in the series and becomes a viewpoint character in th See Full Answer
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“We abandon each other too easily, I think.”
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“I could ask you to make the same promise." "What, to keep myself safe?" "No," I said. "To keep me safe. You're the one with the sword.”
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