Marauding insurgents. An innocent life. Married strangers.

Fire and Water, Life and Death. The four types of magic held in perfect balance by the magi who wield them.That harmony shattered when a sorcerer wielding two opposing magics laid waste to the four clans, driving them into isolation

Now, millennia later, leaders are trying to unite the clans once again. Mari, a Death Mage, is married offto a Fire Prince, Zahir, halfway across the world. Met with outrage and disarray, the pair must learn tonavigate a marriage to a stranger and adjust to their sudden rise to King and Queen.

When their coronation is disrupted by violent insurgents, Mari and Zahir discover a horrifying truth: thereis someone alive who can wield two types of magic once again. In a race against the clock, they must findthe Dual Mage before the insurgents do, else an innocent person will lose their life.


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