Spotlight: The Other Magic + Giveaway


The Other Magic
by Derrick Smythe
Series: Passage to Dawn (#1)
Published: December 1, 2019
Genre: Epic Fantasy, YA/NA
Pages: 636

CW: Slavery

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The men secured the shackles slowly, hesitantly, but Kibure did not resist; he couldn’t. Whatever otherworldly power had come over him in those moments of passion had fled his body the second he realized what he had done…

In a realm where only clerics are permitted to practice magic, Kibure’s inexplicable use of power places him in grave danger. In a twist of fate, the rogue priestess hired to strip him of his power chooses instead to help him escape. Her reasons for doing so are her own, but something worse than death awaits if they are unable to evade the Empire’s most potent wielders.


Author Info

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” (Dec. 2019), is the first installment in his epic fantasy series, Passage to Dawn. A series prequel, “To Earn the Sash”, released on November 30, 2020 and the second book in the series titled, “The Other Way”, is scheduled for release in November of 2021.



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You can see my review from 2019 here.

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