By Laura Resnick

Award-winning writer Laura Resnick brings readers into the adventures of Chandra Nalaar, a tender and impulsive mage on a collision path with destiny.

The novel that starts the tale of Chandra Nalaar, the impulsive younger fireplace mage whose exploration of the multiverse and the level of her personal risky energy attracts the eye of an historic religion that sees her as a bring in of the apocalypse. Will she keep an eye on her personal future, or endure the desire of others?

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After all the trouble I went through to steal it? After how important I told you it was? You’re saying that you and the other brothers made a mess of your part of the job? ” Chandra could feel her skin glowing with the power that her anger unleashed. True, she had lost the scroll, but that mage had been good. ” Her memory of the scroll had not come back. The mind mage had been thorough in cleansing it from her mind. She remembered everything she had done retrieving it, everything about the fight … But he had cut the scroll out with artisanal precision.

The Order of Heliud believes that no one is above the law. ” He shrugged. “Isn’t it true that you Keralians believe there is no law greater than the will of fire? You believe fire burns the criminal and the prosecutor equally, yes? ” Chandra frowned. ” When Chandra and Brannon just stared at him blankly, he said, “Oh. Of course. ” They shook their heads. “And probably few members of the monastery have been there, either. ” said Chandra. She knew that the woodlanders had been on civil terms with the people of the plains and the city until Walbert’s ambitions had become too evident to ignore any longer.

It was easier for most people to accept lies than to understand what it meant to move back and forth among the infinite planes of reality. ” She had looked at the scroll before, but that was on a plane called Kephalai where she had “liberated” it from the Sanctum of the Stars. Once back on Regatha, she had handed the scroll over to the monks at Keral Keep. The scroll was said to be unique, the only record of a fire spell more powerful than any known. Its origin was utterly mysterious, and it had been fiercely protected on Kephalai.

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