Key of Arcandus is the first book in the Carving Legacies series that follows the story of Siroun who is throttled into a chaotic mission to clear her name. When a warlock steals a map and murders her colleagues within the quaint village library, she unwittingly teams up with three mages to pursue him while exploring the outside world in ways she couldn't have imagined. As the bonds of friendship tighten with her mage companions, Siroun comes to discover who she really is and why she can't go home.
This high fantasy coming of age story explores those first-time feelings when you step out into the world and realize you need to adapt quickly to survive. Siroun's story is only the beginning to a much larger scheme at play by deities that move mortals like pawns in their games of dominance. Inspired heavily by popular game and anime franchises, Key of Arcandus is a great read for those who like exploring new lands and magic systems, while also enjoying a healthy blend of humor with their dark fantasy.