by Mara Rutherford
Pub Date 05 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2022
Harlequin Australia, HQ (Fiction, Non Fiction, YA) & MIRA, HQ Young Adult
Her sister has been taken, and the only boy she’s ever loved has disappeared. To get them back, she’ll have to use the magic she’s always feared.
Liora has shone from within ever since a star collided with her house when she was a child. Since that day, she has spent her life indoors, only venturing out on the brightest days when her magic can’t be detected. For discovery could mean falling prey to the king’s warlock, Darius, who uses mages’ magic to grow his own power.
But when her worst nightmare comes to pass, and Darius discovers her, she’s not the one taken. Instead, he demands that her younger sister return to the capital with him to work under his watchful eye. To make matters worse, Evran, Liora’s childhood friend and the only one who knows her secret, goes missing following Darius’s visit, leaving Liora with no one to turn to.
To find Evran and to save her sister, Liora must embrace the power she has always feared. But the greatest danger she’ll face is yet to come, for Darius has plans in motion that will cause the world to fall into chaos — and Liora and Evran may be the only ones who can stop him.
A Note From the Publisher
'I will read anything Mara writes. She has a way of storytelling so smoothly. I start her books and before I know it, it’s ending.' Goodreads review
'The magic, the adventure, the drama, the artistry! It's a lovely combination that makes for a thrilling tale.' Goodreads review
'This book was so mesmerizing and captivating! ' Goodreads review
'I couldn’t put this book down and it was such a fast read, perfect for being transported to a magical fairytale for an afternoon. The writing is gorgeous and the world Rutherford built is captivating. ' Goodreads review
'This was an incredible and magical book! Yet again Mara had balanced strong world building and character development to bring an outstanding story of believing in yourself, and never giving up!' Goodreads review