They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Z?lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or?sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z?lie?s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Z?lie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Z?lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Z?lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Or?sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Z?lie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.