One contest, one chance to change their fates.
Everyone expects Nyalin of the Obsidian Clan to do great things. And he'd gladly do so, except that he hasn't inherited a single drop of his late mother's legendary magic. Now his clan refuses to waste resources to teach him, and the last chance to discover his father's identity—something his mother took to the grave—is slipping away.
Then one small gesture of kindness changes everything.
Everyone expects Lara of the Bone Clan to do her duty. But in the wake of her brother's untimely death, that means marrying the cruel and power-hungry heir to the Dagger of Bone. Lara is willing to risk everything to escape her fate, even if it means taking a chance on a famous orphan everyone says has no magic.
Then one small gesture of defiance changes everything.
With the contests to confirm the Bone Clan heir approaching, Lara and Nyalin must unravel dangerous secrets if they want a chance at happiness. But they have more enemies than they know. Enemies who won't stop until the empire itself lies in smoldering ruins.
A fantasy adventure set in an epic, sweeping universe, DAGGER OF BONE is the first book in the Legends of the Clanblades series.