Some secrets are too deadly to keep,
some bloodlines too powerful to contain.
Reggie Lang might only be seventeen, but she’s had to grow up fast. Losing a father as a baby made things hard enough, but when her mom turned to alcohol for refuge, Reggie had to hold things together. She still does. If only she could escape it all…
When the other kids at school start calling her a freak, things only get tougher. What’s worse, she worries they’re right. Reggie shouldn’t be able to bring dead creatures back to life but somehow she can? If it wasn’t for her ride-or-die best friend, she’d have completely lost it by now.
When a mysterious man invades Reggie’s dreams, is it just another sign that she’s falling apart? He claims he’s her guardian – that he’s from another world. He tells her that her father’s killer is there and that now an evil mage is gunning for her, destroying anything in his way.
Reggie’s always wanted to escape her life, but not like this. Does she really have to run to protect the people she loves? Who will take care of her mom? The man in her dreams says he’ll teach her about magic and protect her. That he’ll send someone he trusts to collect her. That her blood makes her powerful. It’s a hard choice, but ultimately protecting her mom is worth anything.
The magic-saturated world she discovers might be full of wonders, but the horrors are worse than she could have imagined. Can the man sent to guide her really protect her, or is the sign of his slavery an omen of what will happen to her?
Reggie will be pushed to her limits as she attempts her treacherous journey, struggling to adapt to a strange new world and learning to wield her powers. The Dark Mage isn’t easily evaded. He rules this world with a bloody fist. Because it’s blood he’s after—Reggie’s blood. And avoiding capture might just be the toughest thing Reggie has ever faced.
When all the options are bad,
change the rules of the game.
Safe from the Dark Mage, Reggie’s top priority is freeing her father. Surely, that will turn the tide in favor of the Resistance. But that’s much harder than she expected. And she has to hurry—Andrius will stop at nothing to break through the protective magic keeping her safe.
Complicating things is the Black Queen, a strange girl invading Reggie’s dreams. She’s begging Reggie to rescue her. But saving her will involve leaving the relative safety of the forest. And if that’s not dangerous enough, it could all be another of Andrius’s carefully laid traps.
To make matters worse, the Dark Mage has kidnapped Reggie’s mother and best friend and holds them hostage. A prisoner swap would put Reggie in Andrius’s hands and make him more powerful than ever. But Reggie has to try something—leaving those she loves to torture isn’t an option.
She has allies, though. Powerful allies. Together, they can plan a daring rescue mission, one that saves everyone, something Andrius doesn’t expect.
But plans can go astray.
Reggie has escaped the Dark Mage once, but his scheming goes deeper than she ever thought possible. And he holds all the cards. Saving her father, rescuing her mother, best friend, and the Black Queen? That all might just be too much—even with help. Can she outsmart Andrius one more time, or will her luck finally run out?
Her power is within reach.
But what price will she have to pay to get it?
Reggie may have defeated Andrius’ mages to rescue Brywn and the Black Queen, but now she’s the Master Mage’s prisoner – and Andrius has plans for her. His enemy no longer, she will be moulded into his willing disciple. What’s more, he has drained her of her power, taking her blood to enhance his own.
But Reggie had come to need her power and the emptiness she feels without it scares her. Hating herself for being willing to do whatever Andrius asks to get her magic back, she agrees to be his student whilst biding her time trying to find a way out. After all, she has to have her magic to escape Andrius’ clutches. It’s worth any price, right?
As Andrius has her go further into the darkness, however, Reggie starts to wonder. Has her craving for her power made her go too far? More importantly, will she ever find her way back?
Her friends haven’t given up on her, though, and as they work to gain Reggie’s freedom a vicious battle will ensue. Can they finally defeat Andrius to wrest control of The Other? And which side will Reggie help?
Experience the thrilling conclusion to the Blood Magic series.