Psst - wanna sneak peek?

Nov 22, 2021 5:25 am

imageHi -

I've got something to share with you today, but I will ask you please, not to share it. This is the first of the four main characters in Slippery Identity - the second book of the Fae DNA trilogy.

Many thanks to the very talented Lightish.Art for the portraits.


Magdalena Beauchamp - lab technician at the London Metropolitan Police.

Magdalena is definitely not a snob, but she is so much better than this.

Seriously, why is she desperate to hold down this shitty job? Processing badly documented samples in a lab that is a cog in a machine of human misery?

Before the Global Financial Collapse, Magdalena was South London and proud. Proud enough to escape it all with a hard-fought fellowship to Boston University. Her talent was instantly recognised and fostered by Professor Duncan - an academic seeking to unlock the mysteries and story telling potential of DNA.

With Diego's help, Magdalena created the UGLystick - a top secret set of algorithms that would read a DNA sample and provide a rough photofit of the owner.

After the project was mysteriously canned, Magdalena found herself jobless, broke, and an illegal immigrant in the U.S.

Scraping her final pennies together, Magdalena landed back home in London like Dorothy dumped by the twister. After spending six years of her life on a top secret project and no PhD to show for it, she has had to take a slightly-better-than-minimum-wage job with the London Metropolitan Police Force labs. 

The work is weird. The management is weirder. And some of the samples are definitely glowing.


Can't wait to share the full trilogy with you! I'm still seeking representation for the trilogy, sending out Habnab for review to literary agents. This manages to be both nerve-wracking and dull. Wish me luck! Or a broken leg. Your choice.


Felix Long

Author of 'The Untied Kingdom', 'To Conquer Heaven', 'Sophrosyne' and the upcoming 'Habnab' - first book of the upcoming urban fantasy trilogy Fae DNA.

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