Lisa is a self-published fantasy author by day and book nerd in every other spare moment she has. She’s a self-confessed coffee snob (don’t try coming near her with any of that instant coffee rubbish) but is willing to accept all other hot drink aficionados, even tea drinkers.
She lives in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and like all Australians, is pretty much in constant danger from highly poisonous spiders, crocodiles, sharks, and drop bears, to name a few. As you can see, she is also pro-Oxford comma.
Loyalty. Magic. Ambition. Which will triumph?
Returned to Temari Hall after her abduction, Lira’s ultimate ambition remains unchanged. Destroy Underground and leverage that victory to rise up the ranks of the Mage Council. Make them all forget about the Darkmage and remember her instead.
To do that, she must win back the trust of Underground while secretly spying on them for the Mage Council. Exposure would mean her death at the hands of the powerful Shadowcouncil.
But the arrival of Ahrin Vensis at Temari Hall places Lira in greater danger than ever before. The Darkhand’s agenda is unknown, and she hides secrets that could undo everything Lira is working towards. Winning the Darkhand to her side would guarantee victory, but to do that Lira will need to betray those who offer a gift she’s never had but always yearned for… acceptance and friendship.
Can she successfully walk the line between ambition and loyalty, or will Lira’s hunger for danger leave her standing amidst the ashes of all her hopes?