Twenty years have passed since the Darkmage was defeated and the war between mages ended. But for Lira Astor, apprentice mage and the only living heir to the Darkmage, escaping his legacy is impossible. People still fear what is long dead, and the ruling Mage Council sees in her the rise of another dangerous mage with deadly ambition.
Yet when Lira is held prisoner in a deadly game of cat and mouse, her powerful legacy is no match for the adversary she now faces … a dangerous rebel group with weapons beyond the Mage Council’s understanding. To survive, she will be forced to band together with unlikely allies who challenge everything she believes about what it means to be a mage.
The war may only just be beginning. And Lira Astor will have to choose a side.
Stand with those who fear her against a rising enemy, or embrace the dark legacy inside her?
Heir to the Darkmage is the first book in a young adult epic fantasy series intended for readers who love: grey heroines, magical monsters, unlikely friends, and slow burn romance.