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    Books about sorceresses magic school

    Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by punkyeleven, Dec 9, 2019.

    I had this idea about school in a fantasy world for sorceresses. I know it sounds very cliche and easy so far, but I haven't thought much about it yet. But I wanted to look for some inspiration and see how others writers do this topic, but...I can't find any books about it. Some recommendations?
     
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    Also I mean school especially for women only.
     
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    Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series has a female magic user sect. In his world, only women can use magic.
     
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    Why women only? Are they the only ones who can do it?

    As far as examples... the anime Little Witch Academia is girls-only (and it's a good show) . Can't think of any others off the top of my head, besides Harry Pothead (as a general example of wizard schools) and the aforementioned WoT. I'm doing magic academies for my world, so I could give you a rough idea of how I do it:

    Students learn academics as well as magic; they enroll no earlier than 12, and can study for up to five years (depends on their magical ability; the stronger you are, the longer you stay). Magic in my world is elemental. Each school has a basic curriculum, and they also have specialized classes related to the element in question (geology, for instance). The Order (the organization that runs the Academies) also has various academic schools, so students who can't make it the whole five years can complete their studies there with a tuition reduction. If you graduate in good standing (no matter your magical ability) and join the Order, you're eligible to get employment through them.

    Not technically correct. Men can use magic, but they go insane over time.
     
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    One of the Witcher books covers the school of sorceresses.... damn, I can't remember which one now. Mind you, it just started up on NetFlix, so I'm sure they'll show it before long.
     
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    Oh yeah actually The Witcher is where I got the idea from, but they never showed the school and I was just wondering if there is the book about the sorceress school specifically haha
     
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    Oh, well, if you want to quibble over technicalities in a work of fiction.
     
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    The Worst Witch series
     
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    Seriously, read the WoT. Jordan writes a detailed account of everything. The Tower's training and hierarchy are explained in his typical style of exhaustive detail.
     
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    WoT will turn your brain into mush.
     
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    If the WoT can turn a mind to mush, then the mind probably wasn't made of great stuff to begin with.
     
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    No, WoT is simply brain melting drivel.
     
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    Lot of stuff in that category, but IIRC it sold pretty well. Whatcha gonna do, reread Empress Theresa?
     
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    Whenever I need to refresh my mind, I re-read the (original) Dune novels, or Stephen Donaldson.
     
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