By Christopher G. Nuttall
Elaine is an orphan woman who has grown up in an international the place magical skill brings energy. Her constrained expertise was once sufficient to make sure a paranormal education yet she’s very green and was once fortunate to get a place operating within the nice Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer – the main robust magician of all of them – is demise, even if before everything that makes little distinction to Elaine; she definitely doesn’t have the ability to compete for better prestige within the Golden urban. yet all that alterations whilst she triggers a paranormal catch and finally ends up with all of the wisdom from the good Library – together with forbidden magic that nobody is meant to grasp – crammed within her head. This undesirable reward doesn’t supply her better strength, however it does provide her a greater figuring out of magic, permitting her to complete excess of ever before.
It’s additionally extraordinarily harmful. If the senior wizards discover what has occurred to her, they're going to very likely have her killed. the data locked away within the nice Library used to be intended to stay completely sealed and letting it out may possibly suggest a repeat of the catastrophic Necromantic Wars of 5 hundred years past. Elaine is compelled to fight with the terrors and temptations represented through her newfound wisdom, all of the whereas attempting to remain out of sight of these she fears, embodied by means of the sinister Inquisitor Dread.
But a darkly robust determine has been drawing up a plan to take the ability of the Grand Sorcerer for himself; and Elaine, unknowingly, is key to his scheme. until she will be able to release the mysteries in the back of her new wisdom, divine the unfolding plan, and detect the reality approximately her personal origins, there's no desire for these she loves, the Golden urban or her whole global.
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Bookworm (Bookworm, Book 1) by Christopher G. Nuttall