Swords and Fire

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 127 ratings

The Tethered Mage Publisher's Summary

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 could threaten 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.

Set in a rich world of political intrigue and dangerous magic, The Tethered Mage is a spellbinding debut from a major new talent.

©2017 Melissa Caruso (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Tethered Mage

    • Swords and Fire, Book 1
    • By: Melissa Caruso
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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 could threaten the entire empire.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Half-decent intrigue with a cardboard heroine.

    • By Asherett on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Tethered Mage

    • Swords and Fire, Book 1
    • By: Melissa Caruso
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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. War looms on the horizon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Kimberly on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 2

    • The Defiant Heir

    • By: Melissa Caruso
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion of Raverra can begin, all 17 Witch Lords must gather to agree a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war. Amalia and her warlock Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have to avert the coming conflict. If they fail, it will all come down to swords and fire.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Defiant Heir

    • By: Melissa Caruso
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to smother the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction. Amalia and Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war. Or else it will all come down to swords and fire. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new Author to follow!

    • By James Tessmann on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $28.50