In a parallel world destroyed by magic, one woman fights all odds to survive and find the answers behind her mysterious past. Facing unrelenting challenges - crazed magicians, guitar-playing assassins, mutated beasts - she pushes through with a single-mindedness that may destroy all she holds dear.
"Great story, uneven narration"
The wayward granddaughter of a New Orleans Mystic refuses to use magic. She ignores her paranormal abilities to please her overly religious mother. She endures unbearable suffering for abandoning the divine science of her people. But she's forced to use the family ritual when the government discovers her supernatural secret.
Malja and her companions face a self-made ruler obsessed with taming the destructive magical energies pulsing from a place known as the Library. But magic this powerful can do more than destroy. It can unlock a path toward the desires Malja buries in her heart. Desires that may tear her from those she cares for the most
Throughout her journey across Corlin, a land destroyed by the abuse of magic, Malja has sought one thing - a way home. With the help of her companions, Tommy and Fawbry, she may finally have her chance. But after years of using magic, Tommy is spiraling into madness, and it could destroy the whole world. Caught between those she loves and that which she desires most, Malja will have to risk everything - friendships, lives, even her chances to get home - in order to save it all.