Lyra McCauley receives an alarming letter from the coroner who evaluated her deceased aunt, originally thought to have died of cancer. The news causes Lyra to take leave from her job and travel from sunny Tampa to the frozen island community in northern Michigan. Questioning whether Dragonspeir magic was responsible for her aunt’s death, she resolves to learn the truth and accepts the Imperial Dragon’s appointment into the Alliance sorcery training.
Additionally, becoming proficient in magic craft is the only way she can bridge the gap between her mortal human world and her lover’s. Cullen, a 220-year-old wizard, is dependent upon his Dragonspeir magic for immortality. He is her only family now; she cannot lose him.
Evil forces block her and try to steal her inherited scribal aura. Riding a stealth dragon, a cloaked rider pursues Lyra. Both the Alliance and Dark Realm alchemists lay tricks and traps. Her aura equals that of the first and most powerful Scribe, but will Lyra’s novice training allow her to discover the truth? Will she be able to be with Cullen, or will the Dark Realm keep them apart?
Right from the beginning this book has your mind pondering, Lyra receives a letter saying that the cause of death of her Aunt is suspicious. She thinks it could have been magic that killed her since nothing can be found medically. Lyra makes the hard decision to put her career on hold to pursue this mystery as well as take up some magic lessons. Her Bonded Mate Cullen Drake is the only way for Lyra to travel to the magical realm Dragonspier where she will be learning more about her inherited scribe abilities. Once the journey is made Lyra finds out not everyone is happy to see her, a cloaked rider is after her and trying to steal her Aura. Cullen fights to keep her safe but ends up seriously hurt, Lyra decides she needs to learn as much magic as possible so she can take out the cloaked rider, save Cullen and find her Aunt's killer.
I received this book for review purposes, I have not read the first book in this series called Seeking a Scribe. I would recommend reading this series in order just because there are some references in this book that happen in the first book and you'll know more about what's going on in book 2. If you love books full of magic, adventure, and Dragons this series is for you!
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Cut scene from Heritage Avenged: Enchanted Bookstore Legend Two
by Marsha A. Moore
In this scene, Lyra is practicing a new skill—forming and throwing powerballs. As the new Scribe, she has inherited vast magical power from her ancestors. They were four strong women who each served Dragonspeir by trapping magic in written accounts of key moments in the fantasy world’s history. Lyra is accustomed to excelling at various magic crafts, but cannot master powerballs, no matter how hard she tries. This scene was cut because there were others that served the same purpose.
After they arrived, Lyra announced, “I want to work on my powerballs.”
“This weather is fierce. Are you sure?” Cullen asked.
“Yes, I have to improve, and desperately need daily practice.”
“All right. I’ll start a fire to keep warm while I watch.” He lowered the sapphire tip of his staff to the ground and moved it in a circle. Twigs from the surrounding forest floor floated into a pile. “Aduro!” Gentle flames sparked straight, despite the blustery winds. He drew his cloak up around his chin and stepped closer to the fire. “I’m sure your new magical cloak feels good—mostly Kenzo’s idea. I helped only a little.”
Lyra didn’t reply, focused on gathering her inner fire into a tighter sphere. She formed dozens and let them go, not about to bring one into her hand until it showed improvement. The steps made more sense to her after her lesson with the Phoenix, yet her powerballs didn’t show much improvement. Finally, she created a well-condensed one. She took a breath and carefully gave a push of energy, moving it into her palm. It gleamed with steady golden light, a tighter tennis ball size compared to the wobbling soft balls she made before.
“Prodigiosus!” Cullen exclaimed and stood from his seat on a fallen trunk. “Now, can you throw it?”
“I don’t know.” Lyra grabbed a quantity of energy and sent it toward her hand. Unexpected power joined it and flooded into her limb. “No! It’s too much!” she squealed, panicking. Rather than cast out a renegade laser, in the second before the firing mass surged out, she tossed the ball away from Cullen into the lake. The blast of launch power rushed out of her hand, well after the powerball sailed toward the water. The orb smacked against the surface and sizzled for several minutes. The unused fire power whipped faster than the wind, bending live branches and snapping dead ones until it was spent. Once all lay quiet, she shrugged and frowned at Cullen. “I can at least make a good shape.”
“What a great save! You learned to discharge the power without causing harm.”
“Hmpf. I can avoid hurting an enemy—not exactly my intention.” She stalked off toward the cabin, frozen ground crunching under her footsteps.
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