Abuse of Power (Rise of the Mages 1)

Abuse of Power (Rise of the Mages 1)

Foster, Brian W.

Foster, Brian W.

Fantasy > Magic - Rise of the Mage #1For August “Auggie” Asher, life is good. As an army major, he travels the countryside tracking outlaws and generally avoiding any responsibility for running his father’s duchy, especially the part about providing an heir. Women are great—as long as they don’t want any commitment. But when he meets one who needs a hero, his sense of duty forces him to confront conflicting desires.Alaina hates being a fugitive. She’s left her friends and family behind and can’t trust anyone. Worse, she’s always looking over her shoulder for the catcher who will have her executed. Maybe she should just do the right thing and turn herself in. If only she could find the courage.After Alaina is imprisoned by the catcher, Auggie rescues her, thinking her capture an act of vengeance against him. When he learns that she’s guilty, his duty is clear—have her executed. Both Auggie and Alaina must decide which is right—following their hearts or following the law. And their choice could lead to both their deaths.
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Rise of the Mages (Rise of the Mages 2)

Rise of the Mages (Rise of the Mages 2)

Foster, Brian W.

Foster, Brian W.

Fantasy > Magic - Rise of the Mage #2Strange dreams of a beautiful young woman leave journeyman apothecary Alexander “Xan” Conley exhausted. That’s not good since a single mistake could kill a patient. To complicate matters, he’s afraid that finding a way to end the nighttime meetings would mean never seeing the girl again, a horrible thought considering she’s the closest thing to a love life he has.His existence radically changes when a tenacious catcher bent on capturing and executing Xan forces him and his friends to flee their homes. As Xan quests to rescue his dream girl from the same fate that awaits him, he discovers that the catcher is part of a deadly conspiracy.Xan’s sole path to safety is to become a mage, thereby embracing forces that nearly destroyed the world during the Wizards War. He must choose between two terrible options—saving the lives of those he loves or risking everyone by ushering in a new age of magic.
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