As a new semester at Alderidge University starts, the stakes are higher than ever. There are ramifications to Borden leaving the Society Boys. Now all of us—our work—are targets. And how am I ever supposed to focus on school, when the call to bring back magic grows more intense by the day? Alderidge is part of my family legacy, but I’m realizing my future is leading me elsewhere.
Our mastery is expanding—fire starting, telekinesis, even alchemy. And then we unleashed the ability to test if any book or person has magical abilities.
Now, everything is about to change.
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Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…
Uncontrollable bloodlust and an ever-shifting world rule her nights now. These twisted politics are deadly enough, but now her heart is the newest battleground. There’s no hiding from the one who hates everything she was born to, a spy who embraces everything she’s become, and a King who vies for someone she may soon remember.
The games have begun. The House of Conrath is growing. Blood will be shed, the bodies will fall. Alliances will be tested and old enemies look like harmless children compared to the new ones rising from the shadows.