A romantic adventure featuring unique magic, interplanetary travel, angry gods and star-crossed lovers.
Asher, daughter of the sun god, is the first magician born in three hundred years with the Gift of Engineering: the ability to control the portals that bind together a thousand magical worlds into a single network. A great destiny seems inevitable…until she meets her soulmate, Rex. Soulmates, crafted at birth by the Fates, share a single lifeline, a joint destiny. From the moment Asher's eyes lock with Rex's across the school courtyard, they are bound together, for better or worse.
But as Asher researches this newfound magical connection, she discovers a horrifying truth: That soulmates are the gods' way of stifling those magicians they deem too powerful. That soulmates are always equal and Rex has no magical Gift at all. And that Engineering and 'mating magic are incompatible. The faster Asher comes to love her soulmate, the faster the Great Gift will leave her.
When Lee, a non-binary musician from Earth, is stranded far from home and right on Asher's doorstep, Asher barely thinks twice before helping them get home. But when this angers the gods even further, Asher is faced with a choice that will define her life forever: Does she want to be an Engineer, or a soulmate?
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About the Author
Em McDermott started writing fantasy in middle school, mostly to craft drawn-out sequences of romantic tension. In college, she studied Classics and English because ancient myths and epics are the world’s first fantasies. When not writing, Em can be found designing jewelry inspired by her favorite post-apocalyptic dramas or sitting by the edge of a creek in contemplative thought. She lives on a small homestead in upstate New York with her husband and thirteen beloved pet chickens with names like Khaleesi, Buffy, and Octavia. Visit her online at www.emmcdermott.com.