A Blight of Mages
by Karen Miller
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497860
Date: 04 August 2011 List Price £14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Karen Miller is on a roll right now and she must surely be one of the hardest working writers around. As well as the recent batch of Star Wars tie in and her urban fantasy series (written under the name K.E. Mills,) she continues to produce novels set in the world of her very successful Innocent Mage books.
The latest is a prequel entitled A Blight of Mages and is released this month in a smart royal hardback edition by Orbit.
"Dorana is a country ruled by a rigid class system based upon magical aptitude and the right pedigree. While all Doranens have mage ability, some are more blessed than others. Morgan is one of the powerful ruling elite, fanatically devoted to enforcing the regulations and maintaining the purity of mage bloodlines. When he falls in love with Barl, a woman of inferior breeding who possesses astonishing mage powers, he sets himself upon a dangerous course. A terrible mage war erupts when Morgan becomes unstoppable, driving Barl to lead a small pack of survivors into the distant mountains. When they arrive, their welcome is not what they expected, and Barl must embark upon a desperate course to protect and preserve her people until they may be needed once again ... "