The first book in a new series that follows a young woman destined to destroy every edict her people live by and the boy who would do anything to be accepted by his. Journey along in a spellbinding story of conquering fear and overcoming love as they become Mages By Chance.
Maeryn 'Mae' Darnes is a young woman torn between two worlds...life or death.She has watched her siblings slowly wither away just like all the others blighted by the cursed Darnes bloodline. Now its the two youngest that will be dead within days.
Desperate to find a cure Mae does the unthinkable and breaks her family's code of honor to practice dark magic. If she can find the cure and convince a band of rogue relatives to join her cause, she might even be able to activate the most powerful casting ever seen.
But in her attempts to circumvent her elder's powerful rulings, Mae stumbles upon a plot to prolong the suffering of the afflicted. Now she not only needs to throw off the yoke that binds her to her family, but carve out the darkness that is hiding within.
Blood and family have always been a constant in Mae's life, but as the wasting sickness is being masterminded for other's desire, Mae becomes determined to risk everything to reveal the truth. No matter the cost.
In this third book in the Birthright series, Mae has been captured, tortured, and left hanging for dead. When she escapes, with the help of a former foe, she has to question whether vengeance is worth it when her entire family's lives hang in the balance.
Going further than she ever has before, Mae must accept that in order to gain retribution she must be willing to be as unflinching as the people who took over her home. Trying to outwit a band of mages and mercenaries isn't easy, but if anyone is up to the task its Maeryn Darnes.
But time isn't on her side and all the magical abilities in the world won't save her when those very same enemies send creatures from the darkness chasing after her with one goal in mind--recapture the girl with the tattoo powers unlocked within her chest.
Backed against the wall and knowing no aid is coming, Maeryn Darnes is on a quest to save herself and all she holds dear but the world she thought she knew is no longer as black-and-white as it once seemed.
In this second book in the Birthright series, Mae is left with few choices about who to trust now that darkness within her own family has been uncovered.With children dying, Mae realizes that she must do the unthinkable in order to save them all.
After uncovering a plot to use the wasting illness to activate their own mage powers, Maeryn Darnes doesn't trust anyone. That's a good thing as her own family is after her now.
With her blood plotting against her, Mae must turn to the outsiders for aid. In secret, she works with them to strike the symbol of her family's heritage from her neck--the famed tattooed collar.
But undoing the work of generations takes work. Maeryn Darnes is forced to enter into alliances with wandering mages and unscrupulous mercenaries to get the power she needs to active a ritual darker than anything she dreamed.
As she makes a pact with the unknown, Mae has to wonder--had she made a deal with the an even greater evil than the one that lurks in her own family's home?
Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
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