You can call her mercenary, detective, archanist, or asshole. Just don’t call her…


In a kingdom where magic fuels everything from street lamps to horseless carriages, the mage guilds of Penador wield power equal to the king himself. So when Lord Edmund’s infant son is kidnapped by the Alath Guild, he turns to the one person even mages fear: Rosalind Featherstone, aka the Gutter Mage.

But as Roz delves into the circumstances behind the child’s disappearance, she uncovers an old enemy from her traumatic past and a long-brewing plot that could lead to the death of countless innocents and the collapse of Penadorian society. J.S. Kelley weaves together epic fantasy and hardboiled noir in a fast-paced, twisting tale of magic, mystery, and a whole lot of bad behavior.

“Deep, diverse and just downright delightful” — The Frumious Consortium

Gutter Mage is an existential crisis wrapped in a noir detective story. It has a lot more depth than it initially seems while also being exactly as fast, fun, and punchy as it advertises.” — The Quill to Live

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“I honestly can’t think of a more enjoyable mystery novel that I have read in the past year.” — The 23rd Legion