Ever wonder what the characters in your favorite fantasy novels do when they aren’t fighting battles and harnessing powerful magical abilities? We get it—saving the world is a big job—but sometimes you just need to do everyday things like hang out with your friends and read books.
So after reading this famous feature in US Weekly magazine way too many times, we decided to explore what the wizards and warriors of the Shattered Realms in Cinda Williams Chima’s new novel FLAMECASTER do when they aren’t figuring out how to kill the evil king of Arden. Turns out, underneath the magic, they are regular people… just like us.
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Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.
Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?
Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.
Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.
Read the first two chapters from Flamecaster here!