This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work—until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders . . . and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.
What the Magicians’ Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.
I picked this book up in my local bookshop as I had decided this year I was going to read genres that are outside the zone of what I normally read. I thought the plot was interesting and kept the reader on their toes in places, other places it got a bit predictable. I was addictied to this novel from the start and really enjoyed the novel as a whole.
On the negative side I found the characters to be underdeveloped and would of like to have seen more inclusion of the outside world not just the slums and the guild in this novel. Perhaps this will come in the rest of the trilogy, they are currently sitting on my tbr pile.
I am still intending to read the rest of the trilogy at some point and perhaps the negative aspects in the first novel will not be apparent in the rest of the trilogy.