The Last Refuge

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Pub Date Nov 14 2023 | Archive Date Apr 30 2024

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Description

Magic will transform you. Power could destroy you. Actions will define you.

Kiera Vandyer told herself she’d only agreed to this scheme for the money, that nothing else had drawn her to this venture, but you can’t lie to the truest parts of yourself. For sixteen years, she’s hidden her burning curiosity for magic, knowing that one misstep would mean certain death at the hands of Atterah’s merciless leaders: the all-powerful Ruling Board.

Just when Kiera is on the cusp of securing a stable future for herself and her mother, a cruel twist of fate forces her to commit the worst possible infraction. She trespasses over the border into Etabon, the last refuge for magic on Atterah. Once within, her rare form makes her a target for the warden of the site. To escape the warden and conceal her crime from the Ruling Board, Kiera must use her strange new powers to battle for her freedom… or die trying.

The Last Refuge is the enthralling first novel in the Stealing Sanctuary series, weaving together the destinies of two dreamers caught up in a dark curse that spans generations. Enter a world of gripping adventure where love burns slowly, family is chosen, and hope is a dangerous yet beautiful dream.

Magic will transform you. Power could destroy you. Actions will define you.

Kiera Vandyer told herself she’d only agreed to this scheme for the money, that nothing else had drawn her to this...


Advance Praise

 “Bacilieri’s novel is fast-paced and wildly imaginative, which results in a consistently compelling read…A suspenseful adventure that will engage readers to the final page.” — Kirkus Reviews

 “Bacilieri’s novel is fast-paced and wildly imaginative, which results in a consistently compelling read…A suspenseful adventure that will engage readers to the final page.” — Kirkus Reviews


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9798988661818
PRICE $24.99 (USD)
PAGES 312

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This novel has all the right elements to be the next big YA dystopian fantasy bestseller! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! Wildly imaginative, Orwellian futuristic world building. Very clever, strong female main character & brilliant side characters & found family. A fantastic, fast moving plot. All sorts of fantastical beings, shifters, witches, werewolves, wizards, mermaids, sirens and more! Kiera finds herself thrust into Etabon, the last refuge for magic, forced to bargain with an evil wizard to save her life and must use her newfound magic to fight in a tournament and regain her freedom. Such an amazing read! I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next installment.

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I loved the way this world was written and how lushly magical the author was able to describe it. I think this is absolutely perfect for fans of YA fantasy with a touch of dystopia. It gives hunger games, throne of glass, and shifters all in one. I really loved Kiera, our main character, and her adventure. This has the beginnings to be a brilliant fantasy read.

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