The Magical University of Lille

Historical Romantic Science Fantasy series set in 1850s France in a magical university where lecturers wage a deadly competition for funding and promotions.
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Historical Romantic Science Fantasy series set in 1850s France in a magical university where lecturers wage a deadly competition for funding and promotions.   Adélaïde Jameux is a lecturer in the magical University of Lille in France. She is dreaming of the freedom to do the magical research she wants, but new laws are outlawing more and more magic. And Adélaïde values few things more than her and her family’s safety.   As the French Kingdom is at war with rebellious Dark Lord Ludovic de Gaudriault and his army, universities have been turned into military academies. But politics means lecturers like Adélaïde still need to cater to spoil-brats with rich parents, making teaching unbearable.   Suddenly, the Chosen One prophesised to be the one who will kill the Dark Lord is found in the person of a poor and uneducated child, Flavien Rivoire. When Lille is chosen to host him and Adélaïde becomes one of his teachers, she is thrust into the high-stake politics she has tried so hard to avoid.   Now both the king and the Dark Lord are circling around the university, pushing academic politics to a new level of deadly. Adélaïde has to prevent Flavien from killing himself and to try to make him see all the manipulations around him while keeping her help secret. But staying unremarkable is hard when she is also trying to get the promotion that could earn her more freedom and safety from politics. Soon, both the king and the Dark Lord become interested in her...


State: First draft of book 1 written and round 1 of revisions done. I haven't yet started writting the worldbuilding articles.

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