by Arthur Slade
If you have red hair you’re marked for death…
Queen Servilia has ruled the world of Illium for over a thousand years. Using magical red dust mined from the earth, she has enslaved her subjects in body and in mind.
But in a distant village, wild magic is growing. Fen, a young girl whose hand has been cut off as punishment for theft, wakes one morning to discover that her hair has gone crimson: a sign she has been invested with magic of her own. Now, she is a threat to her queen. Therefore Fen is marked for death.
When her village is burned to the ground and her sister captured, Fen faces an impossible choice. Will she unleash the most feared magical entity of all time—an ancient god who could overthrow Servilia, but whose power may be even more terrifying—in order to save the only family she has left?
Category: Science Fiction – Adventure