A Wizard’s Forge
by A.M. Justice
On a planet far from Earth, descendants of marooned space travelers fight a decades-long war. Shy scholar Victoria knows nothing of this conflict until pirates kidnap and sell her to the sadistic tyrant behind it. He keeps her naked and locked in a tower, subjecting her to months of psychological torture. After seizing an opportunity to escape, Vic joins the fight against her former captor and begins walking a bloody path toward revenge. As the Blade, Vic gains glory raiding her enemy’s forces, but the ordeal in his tower haunts her. When the tyrant’s forces capture the prince who loves her, Vic embarks on rescue mission and discovers a source of spectacular power. With wizardry, Vic can rescue the prince, end the war, and wreak the vengeance she craves, but she may also destroy her only chance for peace.