Disaster follows Rasim al Ilialio wherever he goes.
Ilyaran witches are prized by the slaving countries that surround Rasim's peaceful desert home, but the city's magical prowess has always kept them safe. The Northlands, however, are not so forgiving, and a shocking raid shatters what remains of the already- shaken Seamasters' Guild.
Now Rasim is torn between pursuing the truth behind the continent-wide plot he's discovered, or helping to rescue a handful of enslaved Ilyarans. But taking on the slaver city of Moran may, in the end, be the key to unlocking the conspiracy that has already cost the Ilyaran people, and the Seamasters' Guild itself, so much.
And when things go wrong, his friends will pay the price if Rasim doesn't set aside his reservations and embrace a new magic, becoming, against all the odds...
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About the Author
According to her friends, CE Murphy makes such amazing fudge that it should be mentioned first in any biography. It's true that she makes extraordinarily good fudge, but she's somewhat surprised that it features so highly in biographical relevance.
Other people said she began her writing career when she ran away from home at age five to write copy for the circus that had come to town. Some claimed she's a crowdsourcing pioneer, which she rather likes the sound of, but nobody actually got around to pointing out she's written a best-selling urban fantasy series (The Walker Papers), or that she dabbles in writing graphic novels (Take A Chance) and periodically dips her toes into writing short stories (the Old Races collections).
Still, it's clear to her that she should let her friends write all of her biographies, because they’re much more interesting that way.
More prosaically, she was born and raised in Alaska, and now lives with her family in her ancestral homeland of Ireland, which is a magical place where it rains a lot but nothing one could seriously regard as winter ever actually arrives.
She can be found online at mizkit.com, @ce_murphy, fb.com/cemurphywriter, and at her newsletter, tinyletter.com/ce_murphy/, which is by far the best way to hear what's out next!