In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England’s first African Sorcerer Royal. But how can he enjoy his position, while a faction schemes to remove him? He’s also haunted by his dead mentor, and the Fairy Court is refusing to supply England with magic … just when the government demands it for their blasted French war.
Ambitious orphan Prunella is determined to escape a life of drudgery. So when the beleaguered Sorcerer Royal visits the school where she works, she seizes her opportunity. Prunella’s stumbled upon the greatest magical discovery in centuries – and intends to use it. The last thing Zacharias needs is a female magical prodigy! But together, they could change sorcery forever.