PATAPSCO UNIVERSITY: IT'S HOGWARTS MEETS BUFFY!
Patapsco University: a small, cozy liberal arts college like so many others - except for the Department of Comparative Religion, where age-old spells are taught and magic is practiced.When a favorite teacher is found dead under mysterious circumstances, grad student David Galvin finds that something evil has arrived at Patapsco. A malevolent force that is after the powerful magical tomes and artifacts stored there. Something that will stop at nothing to feed its own growing power.And now David, along with four novice undergraduates, must face the ancient, malignant terror known as the Zwilling. He and his untrained, untested students are all that can keep the world from falling under The Curse of the Zwilling.
Don Sakers was launched the same month as Sputnik One, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should become a science fiction writer. A Navy brat by birth, he spent his childhood in such far-off lands as Japan, Scotland, Hawaii, and California. In California, rather like a latter-day Mowgli, he was raised by dogs.
As a writer and editor, he has explored the thoughts of sapient trees (The Leaves of October), brought ghosts to life (Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, Baen 1989), and beaten the "Cold Equations" scenario ("The Cold Solution," Analog 7/91, voted best short story of the year.)
Sakers is a member of the CoastLine SF Writers Group. He has taught sf-writing through Howard Community ... (more)