Each year, the magicians of Imardin purge the streets of slum-dwellers and miscreants, never facing any danger as their magic made them untouchable by the common people. They did not, however, expect a girl to throw a stone through their magic and leave a magician unconscious.
Sonea, angry and outraged by the magicians’ purge, threw this stone but was surprised by the power that she had behind it that allowed it to breech the barrier of the magician’s shield.
Now she must run. She is a natural and that is the Guild’s greatest fear; she is a danger to herself and others but can she be found in time?
I was blown away by this book as I first read it after completing her previous trilogy, The Age of the Five, which I didn’t think could be topped; I was wrong! The invention of such a fantastic world of sorcery, magic and mystical happenings is what makes me love this world. There is a deep history to it which is constantly hinted at so that intrigue is what makes me want to read on through the pages.
This book is an awe-inspiring introduction to the Land of Kyralia and the magician’s Guild.