A cover, and general excitement

A cover, a cover, a cover! I made a cover for The Butterfly Koi!

Magic is here, ready to store your data and keep your cell phone charged… endlessly. But what the packaging won’t say is magic doesn’t work for everyone.

Eika Fujiwara, heiress to the Fujiwara Heavy Industries mining empire and face of Diet Breakfast Water, is determined to repair the magical damage caused by her family’s ecological misdeeds. Together with her best friend, the brilliant engineer Misora Toyama, she’s paving the way for the next generation of magitech, this time available to all.

The two will find their progress helped and hindered by a diverse crew: an American magitech engineer forced to relocate after the US bans magic; a journalist wrestling with both her temper and the tangled web of the Tokyo underworld; a charismatic Korean actor who might be working for the competition; and an acerbic and magically-limited criminal more interested in unearthing valuable information than help from idealistic Eika.

When development hits a roadblock, the pressure is on to use any tool, legal or not, to continue. What trade-offs are they willing to make for an invention that might change magic forever?

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Kenji Asagawa

Magic is here, ready to store your data and keep your cell phone charged... endlessly. At least that’s what the salespeople would have you believe.

Kenji Asagawa, Cameron Green’s apparent neighbor, has more important concerns than rich people hawking unreliable technology. After a job gone wrong, he’s got to make sure the knife that’s coming isn’t gonna show up between his own ribs.ALT
Feet dangling over the dark underside of the city, his own wit and reflexes are all that’s between him and a final fall. 
How far will he go to find answers and what will he do once he has them?ALT
Kenji: I can’t be the main character. My plan is to not grow at all. Negative character change.

Cameron: Unfortunately, we know that’s not true. You’re the poster child for right motivation, wrong actions.ALT

Swimming against the current and swept together by circumstance, these six strange bedfellows have everything to lose.

(When you’re too busy with hijinks to bother with this main character business.)

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