THE MAZE'S AMULET by Auctor Trevel is kind of like Harry Potter mixed with Nightbreed. The author has created one hell of a dark fantasy dystopia about a moonpunk witch trying to keep her business going despite a serious illness and threats from a demonic mobster. (All of this takes place after a war of magic with creatures from another realm.)
The relationship between Elza and Noah is reason enough to read this novella, but the criminal element adds to the drama and suspense. The magic duels provide some intense action scenes, and the interactions between characters provides readers with more details about the society they now live in.
The ending is somewhat unexpected, but I LOVED the extra Elza backstory. Great touch!
If you're into dark urban fantasy fiction, this may be right up your alley.