Three months, room and board, all outstanding bills taken care of. Complimentary magical aptitude. Absolutely no catch.
Becoming a witch takes a lot of hard work, and not everyone has the resources to devote themselves to such a grueling process. But thankfully, magic isn’t completely unattainable! Witches need familiars in order to thrive, and sometimes the best candidate for the job is in the neighborhood instead of through a portal to the otherworld.
But what happens when you try on a new life and realize it fits you better than your old one? What do you do when it comes with an expiration date?
Substitute Familiar is the most worldbuilding-heavy light novel I’ve written yet, depicting a modern world with magic, demons, and folks trying to make it work. It’s about getting the chance to try something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, and all the unforeseen consequences that come with it. It also has a lot of self-actualization, girls kissing girls, and gender feels, because that’s what I do!
Please enjoy, and let’s keep making wonderful things together.
This is a light novel of 100 pages with 11 interior black & white illustrations and a glossy color cover.
This is the physical version of the book; if you'd like the digital one (in PDF and ePub), please head on over to zandravandra.itch.io/substitutefamiliar!