Posing as a sorcerer was never a smart idea. Now, it may cost Taro his life.
Sixteen-year-old Taro lost his right leg years ago, but with a family to support, he doesn't let it slow him down. For years he's worked for a notorious crime lord named Victor Mathan; Mathan deals in stolen magical artifacts, and trusts Taro to finish his work with as few questions as possible.
When an absurdly well-paying job comes up, Taro is quick to volunteer. Mathan wants him to break a powerful sorceress out of her magical prison, but her cell is under the control of an ancient military order called the Magisterium. To get to her, Taro must pose as a Magisterium recruit.
The courses are grueling, the tests drive students mad, and the magic they teach can be as deadly to the caster as it is to the target.
THE ARKOS CYCLE
All of the works below share the same story universe.
The Arclight Saga (novels)
Book 0: Why Dragons Hide
Book 1: The Reach Between Worlds
Book 2: The Stars That Form Us
Book 3: All the Gods Below
Book 4: Kingdom of Light
The Corelight Expedition (novels)
Book 1: Concordance
Book 2: Fathoms
Volume 1: Birthright