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Paradigm Flux

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Nobody appreciates Cosmin von Brandt’s genius in magitech weapon designs. As a low-level employee at the Magitech Development and Caster Regulation Bureau, and the only surviving son of a disgraced politician still living at home with his parents, Cosmin is determined to make a name for himself. Soon, everyone will understand that he is a luxury few can afford. At least, until he makes one catastrophic mistake too many . . .

After being kicked out by his exes, no one is left to help him get back on his feet. With nowhere left to go, Cosmin winds up on the lower levels of Euria, in a sordid casino with nothing but the suit on his back. On the verge of ruination, he falls into the crosshairs of a shrewd market analyst, and the man she works for—the most powerful businessman you’ve never heard of, a man who could use someone like the young Cosmin von Brandt.

At first, Cosmin is willing to give, and do, whatever is necessary to get back into the good graces of those looming above him. But as he spirals deeper into the underground world of Euria, where the limits of his magic are pushed, and his magitech designs are put to the ultimate test, Cosmin begins to realize the ugly truth behind those he admires the most. Questions rise, and Cosmin begins to wonder exactly what it is he wants, what he desires. The answers Cosmin unearths will rock Euria to its foundation.

In this standalone Eerden novella, meet the notorious Cosmin von Brandt before he becomes a household name in “Resistor”!


Published May 3, 2021

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C.E. Clayton

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C. E. Clayton was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. After going the traditional career route and becoming restless, she went back to her first love—writing—and hasn’t stopped. She is the author of young adult fantasy series, “The Monster of Selkirk”, the creator of the cyberpunk Eerden Novels, and her horror short stories have appeared in anthologies across the country. When she’s not writing you can find her treating her fur-babies like humans, constantly drinking tea, and trying to convince her husband to go to more concerts. And reading. She does read quite a bit. More about C.E. Clayton, including her blog, book reviews, social media presence, and newsletter, can be found on her website. She'd also be thrilled if you followed her on Instagram and liked her bookish and pet photos, and Amazon where you can get updates on her new releases. And there's always Facebook, if that's your thing.

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