The City of Talis is a fragile beacon of civilization on the edge of the Faerie Lands. Beyond lies a wilder world of dark enchantments and terrible wonders, but behind the city walls humans and faeries live together in uneasy peace—until an explosion rocks the city and long-smoldering tensions threaten to ignite.
Into this maelstrom appears the Countess. Trained from birth for a single purpose—vengeance—suddenly she appears everywhere from secret catacombs to the halls of power. Beset by enemies on all sides, it will take all her training to succeed in a city on the brink of revolution. Plans are in motion, centuries in the making, that will change the fate of Talis forever.
Into the Heart of Talis: Chronicles of Talis Prequel
Two hundred years have passed since the Witches were driven from Talis. Two hundred years of bitterness and exile, but at last their time has come.
Leonora has been training for this moment all her life, desperate to prove herself worthy. Magic and vengeance flow through her veins, but when her cabin is ransacked and she finds signs of sorcery, Leonora quickly realizes that someone onboard is not what they seem.
There's the old riverboat captain who watches her, full of unasked questions, and an unrepentant conman who follows her everywhere with greed in his eyes.
One of them knows her secret. One of them is hunting her.
But when you hunt a witch, it is far more likely that she is hunting you.