The Tethered Mage
Book 1 of the Swords and Fire TrilogyBook - 2017
In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled, taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations. But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2017
Characteristics: 467 p. : ill. ; 21 cm