Only young criminals are allowed at the Underground Academy of Magic.
When Tristan Fairholm is invited to study at the Underground Academy, he thinks he’s being transferred to a more secure juvenile detention center.
He hadn’t meant to give his bully a concussion. He had never even fought back before. But this time, something strange happened—something he can’t explain. A strange power surged through him, and the next thing he knew, the kid was on the floor, bleeding from his nose.
If he rejects the offer to study at the Underground Academy, Tristan will remain in Juvie.
But something doesn’t seem quite right about this new academy.
For one, it’s hidden away in the northern Rocky Mountains, where no one can find it.
For another, there are no students except the fourteen recruited alongside Tristan.
Oh—and they’re studying magic.
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As he learns to extract and shape raw magic, Tristan finds unexpected friendship in his fellow students, from lovable Rusty Lennox to mysterious, fey Amber Ashton.
But the more he learns, the more the mysteries pile up.
Why are only criminals welcome at the Underground Academy?
Why are the students harvesting mountains of raw magic, if they rarely get a chance to use it?
And who is sabotaging their school?
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About the Author
R.J. Vickers is the bestselling author of the Natural Order YA fantasy series, the Forbidden Queen epic fantasy series, and several other standalone fantasy novels set in the world of the Kinship Thrones.
Originally from Colorado, Vickers now lives in New Zealand with her husband, where she enjoys hiking to backcountry huts, writing at adorable cafes, crocheting blankets and amigurumi, and baking delicious treats.
She is also an avid traveler, and spent most of 2019 exploring southern Africa and eastern Asia before continuing to Europe.
She loves harvesting landscapes and cultural ephemera from around the globe to enrich her fantasy world--New Zealand, Finland, Alaska, Namibia, Hawaii, Ireland, and South Korea all make cameos in her imaginary lands.
You can learn more about her writing and travels at www.rjvickers.com.