Call of Madness

Call of Madness

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Great power commands a great price... Magic has been forbidden in Caithe for 200 years and those born with magica€”the Lorngelda€”are considered the devila€™s children. The Lorngeld are ruthlessly executed by the Caithan Church before they can be corrupted by mind-plaguea€”the volatile madness that afflicts untrained wizards. Only King Kelwyn, artificially gifted with borrowed magic, is exempt from punishment. His daughter may not be so lucky. Impertinent and rebellious, Princess Athaya prefers to spend her time gambling and drinking rather than courting would-be suitors. Discovering that she is a natural-born wizard is an unwelcome surprise. But there are those who believe it is a gift, and that an adept of Athayaa€™s inherent ability may be an opportunity to finally lead the Lorngeld out of persecution. Torn between loyalty to her kingdom, her duty to the Lorngeld, and her own impulsive heart, Athaya must harness her burgeoning magic before it drives her mad, and learn to wield its power before those who fear ita€”and those who envy ita€”can destroy her.She buried her face in the soft linen of his shirt, staining it with her muddy tears. ... a€œEasy, Athaya. Calm down. Youa#39;re safe now.a€ Jaren lifted off her circlet and laid it on the table, and the sparkling jewels looked strange against the scratchedanbsp;...

Title:Call of Madness
Author:Julie Dean Smith
Publisher:Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. - 2013-10-18


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