Auckland Allies

Auckland Allies is a new contemporary urban fantasy series, more in the action-oriented style of Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs and Carrie Vaughn than the more mystical style of, say, Charles de Lint. It's set in Auckland, New Zealand, and involves a group of underpowered magical practitioners punching above their weight in order to defend the city from supernatural threats.


As bit players in the world of magic, Tara, Sparx, and their clairvoyant acquaintance Steampunk Sally are careful to stay clear of New Zealand's supernatural politics. So after Sally uses her powers to win a little money at blackjack, it's a nasty surprise when hired goons come after them.

Hitting the streets, they try to find out who these Blokes in Black work for, why such a dangerous and powerful figure has his sights set on three magical nobodies--and how to protect themselves.

They discover a plot to use Auckland's volcanoes in a massive demon-summoning ritual, which nobody else is equipped to stop. The question is: are they?

Available from:

  • Amazon (affiliate link; costs you no extra).

Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge

The Auckland Allies discover a mysterious threat in the city's oldest cemetery, and their first attempt to intervene leaves one of them in hospital - the same hospital the necromancer calling himself "Mr. Smith" is about to attack with four thousand angry Victorian ghosts.

Hundreds of the city's most vulnerable people are in danger. Will a magical manuscript by Sir Isaac Newton provide the knowledge they need to take Smith down? Or can Steampunk Sally use her deep connection to Auckland to defend its citizens?

Available from:

  • Amazon (affiliate link; costs you no extra).

Auckland Allies 3: Unsafe Harbour

Nazi sorcerers are plotting to steal the body of a tech billionaire, and the Allies must stop them, while outnumbered and, literally, outgunned.

Damaged by earlier encounters, but more determined than ever, they must draw on the spirit of the city itself - and their growing mastery of the magic in Sir Isaac Newton's lost manuscript - to defend Auckland and each other. But how bulletproof is Tara's new super suit, exactly? And can Sparx get a warning to the billionaire in time?

Available from:

  • Amazon (affiliate link; costs you no extra).


Future titles planned in the Auckland Allies series:

  • Auckland Allies 4: Ennead Hunters - ninjas versus Nazi werewolves as the Allies battle to destroy the threat of the Ennead once and for all.
  • Auckland Allies 5: No More Secret - the Allies are now an all-female heist crew, and stealing vast caches of magic is the caper.
  • Auckland Allies 6: Super Magical Team - a superhero team is armed with magic and ready to defend the city against all comers.
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