Revealing Scotto Moore’s Battle of the Linguist Mages

Tron meets The Last Starfighter in a new high-concept SF adventure from Scotto Moore!

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover for Moore’s novel debut, Battle of the Linguist Mages—arriving January 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.

Isobel is the Queen of Sparkle Dungeon, and has been since the game’s first release. She’s retained her title across all three sequels, and the combination of her in-game magical spell utterances and her real-world dance moves have seen off all pretenders to her throne. Of course, playing to her level requires dedication as well as skill. And that sort of time-sink doesn’t help when you really should be out working to pay the rent.

So when the marketing company that promotes the Sparkle Dungeon series invites her in to play-test Sparkle Dungeon 5, and when she’s subsequently offered a job, it seems like the perfect fit.

Design by Jim Tierney


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