By Frank Tuttle
Stroll warily, stroll quickly, stroll away. The king’s orders have been transparent sufficient. “Move the tower’s shadow,” he bellowed. “I refuse to carry my graduation speech from the dark.” because the newly appointed mage to the Crown of Tirlin, Meralda Ovis has no selection yet to adopt King Yvin’s ill-conceived activity. Tirlin’s first girl mage, and the youngest individual to ever don the gowns of place of work, Meralda is decided to end up as soon as and for all that she merits the name. The Tower, notwithstanding, holds historical secrets and techniques all its personal. secrets and techniques that might quickly spell destruction for all of Tirlin—unless Meralda can get to the bottom of a huge curse laid through a mythical villain seven centuries sooner than she was once born. An historical curse. A haunted tower. A clamorous collecting of nobles, mages, and kings from the 5 geographical regions come jointly in Tirlin for the fifth-year Accords. Meralda reveals herself dealing with a ways darker foes than any mere shadow of the tower.
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