Magician's Hoard

Magician's Hoard takes place in the first half of 1926. When Pross Gates comes to The Research Society's building in London with a research question, she finds something quite different than she expected. Rather than the warm help offered when her late husband was a fellow there, she is greet brusquely and farmed off on Ibis Ward in his attic office.   Ibis's current project is reviewing a major archaeological collection (the Petrie Collection) for items of magical significance, but he has a break in his work and agrees to help Pross with her investigation of a rumoured lost hoard on a property in Norfolk. Along the way they are drawn into figuring out what has gone wrong in the Research Society, and who might be behind it.    

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Anglo-Egyptian main character who deals with bias and some (mostly implied) bigotry. Discussion of widowhood. Threats of violence. A stigmatised magical ability and the implications of keeping it secret. Secondary character who is African-American, and another who is of mixed background.
 

Notable people

Pross Gates (main)
Ibis Ward (main)

  Also: Cammie Gates, Hypatia Ward, Richart Hase,
Jonas Clark, Philly Tipson, & various researchers.
 

Places

True Eyeworth and Little Beaulieu in the New Forest
Norfolk, London, Paris
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