by Karin Rita Gastreich
Fear and prejudice against female magic in a corrupt kingdom leads to an attempt to purge female magic from the kingdom and the destruction of Eolyn’s entire villiage. Led by her mother’s spirit, Eolyn finds the hidden dwelling of Ghemena, one of the last surviving Maga. Ghemena takes Eolyn in and teaches her the ways of old. Meanwhile, the sole heir to the throne is a mage prince. Mourning the passing of his mother, he fiddles with one of the gifts she left behind and appears at Eolyn’s side. The two become secret friends but her desire to learn magic rather than return to the city with him threatens their bond. During the years they are separated, each changes in ways the other cannot imagine. How much will their friendship mean if they meet on the battlefield?