France, 1680 A.D.
Liara’s defense of the Wizard Nagarath has rendered Anisthe incantate—bereft of all
magick—but even this has failed to guarantee Liara’s safety. The death of the war mage would
seal Liara’s own fate, and so the wizard and his bookminder must keep him in their sites and yet
as far away from themselves as possible.
With nothing but a storybook and a hunch, Anisthe has set off on a journey across Europe,
aided by his half-fey manservant, in search of a legendary mirror that contains the most
powerful magick ever known. Although the stuff of fairytales, the merest possibility of its truth
embarks Nagarath and Liara on a race to discover the mirror before it falls into the hands of
Nagarath’s lifelong foe. Both know should he lay claim to that power, Liara would be at the
mercy of her father-in-magick and his lust for power, and not even Nagarath could save her.
Thus, the pair find themselves at the court of the Sun King, a world hostile to magick users,
hopelessly surrounded by agents whose sole purpose is destroy them. Uncertain whom is friend
or foe, with Anisthe nipping at their heels, they must unearth the mirror before its evil is
released, or worse, lays claim to Liara’s magick as well and brings doom upon them all.
About the Author
M. K. Wiseman was born in Wisconsin but lived in New Mexico for a time, falling in love with the Southwest. She later returned to Milwaukee, immersing herself in her Croatian culture. With degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in animation/video and library science she lives for stories. Books are her life and she sincerely hopes that you enjoy this, her first.