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Mages in North America seem to have it all – typically from well-off families, and able to manipulate their environment in ways most of the world would never believe. They don’t even have to bother with the mundane details of life like housework, thanks to their sensitives, who also make a useful source for extra magical energy. After all, sensitives have no use for it themselves, and if mages weren’t meant to make use of it, then the sensitives would obviously have some way to prevent that. That a mage can transform a sensitive physically, with no restrictions beyond overall mass and basic biological viability, whereas magic tends not to work directly on any other living thing, is only further proof. And look at the way they live on their own, barely a step above animals. It’s better for them to belong to a mage.

Sensitives in North America live on the edge of society and survival – typically so paranoid they avoid hospitals and anything else that could lead to being tracked, many of them with little or no education and no legal identity or existence. Mages exist, and mages want sensitives for some reason, but no one ever comes back to explain what that reason is. Waiting every day for the hunters to notice them doesn’t lead to much motivation or hope for the future. And once they’re captured, they’re the property of someone with a terrifying amount of power over them. Anything is better than capture.

Mages are born to be the masters, and sensitives are born victims. Or are they?

Jax’s life is turned upside-down when he’s caught by the hunters and sold to a mage. Andreas is still mourning for his previous sensitive, though, unconsciously creating a difficult standard for Jax to live up to, all the more so while still struggling to come to terms with this new reality as Andreas’ sensitive.

A runaway sensitive isn’t what Van expects at the mental health centre. Is this a hunter trap, set for him and the rest of the Donovan family by the hunters? The hunters would, after all, love to see them cross the line openly and finally do something they can be charged with. Either way, Miranda’s genuinely in trouble, and he can’t just abandon her to it.

Snatching a sensitive out from under the hunters and hiding her is odd behaviour for a mage – but then, Catherine is an odd mage, living in disgrace in the old servants’ quarters of her grandmother’s house, responsible for cooking and housework. Lila owes Catherine her freedom; is there a way to help Catherine achieve her own, and at what price?

Tension is building between traditionally-minded mages and those advocating change, and something has to break.

*** Yin-Yang includes a small amount of profanity and no graphic sex or on-screen physical violence. However, sex and gender roles and relationships within the mage/sensitive subculture are non-traditional in mainstream North American terms. The key criterion in a primary relationship is not relative sex or gender, but the pairing of mage and sensitive; given the transformation of sensitives by their mages, physical sex is non-absolute for a sensitive, and gender identity can vary as in anyone else. ***

*** The way mages treat sensitives is extremely varied and, in some cases is outright abusive. The struggle against that is pretty much the point of the book. It is NOT grimdark or misery-porn! However, if you will be triggered by this, please, don't read Yin-Yang! ***

Complete stand-alone novel, 153K words!

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64 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
1 - Jax (Autumn in Enville) ago
2 - Topaz ago
3 - Elena ago
4 - Van (Spring in Trebury) ago
5 - Van (1/2) ago
5 - Van (2/2) ago
6 - Van ago
7 - Van ago
8 - Van ago
9 - Van ago
10 - Van ago
11 - Topaz (1/2) ago
11 - Topaz (2/2) ago
12 - Van ago
13 - Van (1/2) ago
13 - Van (2/2) ago
14 - Van ago
15 - Elena ago
16 - Flora ago
17 - Lila (Autumn in Dewfield) ago
18 - Topaz ago
19 - Lila ago
20 - Lila ago
21 - Elena ago
22 - Lila ago
23 - Lila ago
24 - Lila ago
25 - Topaz ago
26 - Lila ago
27 - Lila ago
28 - Lila ago
29 - Lila ago
30 - Elena ago
31 - Topaz (Spring in Enville) ago
32 - Elena ago
33 - Lila (Autumn in Trebury) ago
34 - Van ago
35 - Lila ago
36 - Lila ago
37 - Van ago
38 - Van ago
39 - Van ago
40 - Van ago
41 - Flora ago
42 - Lila ago
43 - Lila ago
44 - Elena ago
45 - Van ago
46 - Van ago
47 - Lila ago
48 - Topaz ago
49 - Lila ago
50 - Topaz ago
51 - Van ago
52 - Topaz ago
53 - Oblique ago
54 - Lila ago
55 - Van (1/6) ago
55 - Van (2/6) ago
55 - Van (3/6) ago
55 - Van (4/6) ago
55 - Van (5/6) ago
55 - Van (6/6) ago
56 - Topaz ago

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