W. L. Goodwater is the author of the Cold War Magic series. He lives on the California coast with his wife, kids, and cats. When he's not writing books, he's usually reading them. Or thinking about them. Or just staring lovingly at them. His wife might like books even more than he does, and she finds his vain attempts to organize their bookshelves endearing; they are a perfect couple.
Praise for Breach Magic has never felt so real. W. L. Goodwater's debut, Breach, presents an alternate world that feels as authentic as true history, even when steeped in spellcraft and magic. It reminded me of the best of Jim Butcher, but charts a path all its own. --James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Crown Goodwater's debut is a fantastic alternate version of the Cold War era....Magic, espionage, and history combine in this thrilling, fast-paced fantasy. --Booklist Goodwater sprinkles powerful truths about the nature of power into this entertaining tale of magic and espionage...[a] well-constructed world and thrilling vibe. --Publishers Weekly Goodwater delivers one surprise after another in his high-octane magical spy thriller Breach. It's like Lev Grossman's The Magicians meets John le Carr 's classic The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, but with more action and better one-liners. --David Mack, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Arts series With a vintage vibe and modern magic - Breach is a perfectly unique spy thriller, with an exceptional cast and a killer setting that's colder than the Cold War ever dreamed of being. It's one hell of a mystery, yes. But it's also a whole lot of fun. --Cherie Priest, author of Brimstone John Le Carre meets The Magicians...Goodwater combines elements of spy noir with adult fantasy to create an entirely new magical world that remains very much grounded in our own...A blend of fast-paced magical thrills and character-driven drama that also provides some much-needed catharsis based on a the very real anxieties of the world that exists outside the pages of a book. --Den of Geek Breach is a Cold War fantasy that nails the period flavor of a divided Berlin haunted by the horrors of the past, with a great cast and plenty of magic. --Django Wexler, author of The Infernal Battalion