Sufficiently Advanced Magic
Book 1
Author/s Andrew Rowe
Release Date February 26, 2017
Series Arcane Ascension
Pages 625
Release Order
Released after
Released before
On the Shoulders of Titans
Sufficiently Advanced Magic is the first book in the Arcane Ascension series by Andrew Rowe. It was self-published on February 26th, 2017, with the audiobook published on July 4th, 2017 by Podium Audio.


Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire’s goddess.

He never returned.

Now, it’s Corin’s turn. He’s headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

If he can survive the trials, Corin will earn an attunement, but that won’t be sufficient to survive the dangers on the upper levels. For that, he’s going to need training, allies, and a lot of ingenuity.

The journey won’t be easy, but Corin won’t stop until he gets his brother back.

Chapter ListEdit

1 - Entry
2 - Valor
3 - Limited Options
4 - Escape
5 - Orientation
6 - Precautions
7 - Duel
8 - Training Courses
9 - Hard Day
10 - Commissions
11 - Enchantment
12 - Testing Phase One
13 - Liminal Phase
14 - Test Prep
15 - Recovery
16 - Testing Phase Two
17 - Assault
18 - Reconiassance
19 - Borrowed Memories
20 - Serpents
21 - Venom
22 - Permafrost
23 - Finishing Moves
Epilogue - Cadence
Appendix 1 - Attunements of Valia
Appendix 2 - Attunement Levels
Appendix 3 - Mark Locations
Appendix 4 - Characters and Terms

Plot Edit


Magnus Cadence

Tristan Cadence

Professor Vellum

Jonathan Teft

Professor Meltlake

Keras Selyrian

Lorian Heights Academy Students Edit

Name Division Attunement
Corin Cadence Phoenix Enchanter

| Arbiter

Cecily Lambert Phoenix Enchanter
Jin Dalen Phoenix Mesmer
Curtis Maddock Phoenix Mender

| Elementalist

Sera Cadence Tortoise Summoner
Marissa Callahan Tortoise Guardian
Patrick Wayland Tiger Elementalist
Rupert Kent Tiger Elementalist
Roland Royce Serpent Diviner



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