C.X. Myers, author
Wally Willowbark, a perennially unfortunate half-elf with a three-legged cat, stumbles into a job working for a local dispersal precinct, a kind of public service ghostbusters for when nana gets up in the morning but leaves her body in bed. There, she discovers that the reason she’s hired is to act as a handler for a beautiful and dying sorceress named Vess, and while it’s not love at first sight it’s certainly in the air, but the past catches up with both of them, and when it comes to toxic exes, Vess has a real doozy. This is a story that follows the themes of surviving past trauma, and how we live beyond it and grow, and it does it through the lens of magic and modernity, in a world where sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.