By Devon Monk
Allison Beckstrom has willingly paid the cost of soreness to take advantage of magic, and has obeyed the foundations of the Authority, the clandestine association that makes-and enforces-all magic coverage. but if the Authority's new boss, Bartholomew Wray, refuses to think that the unexpected rash of deaths in Portland may be as a result of magic, Allie needs to decide to keep on with the Authority's ideas, or flip opposed to the very humans for whom she's risked her existence.
To cease the plague of darkish magic spreading throughout the urban, all that she values should be at the line: her magic, her stories, her existence. Now, as useless magic clients upward push to feed upon the blameless and the folks closest to her start to fall, Allie is ready to expire of ideas.
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