Heart Of Destiny
#1, The Heart of the Citadel
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Magic suppressed. Magic exiled. Magic murdered. During the Great Purge, all magic was destroyed and those who could wield it were driven into exile. From that time on, the world of Gaia churned on in relative peace and prosperity.
When the emperor of the central Citadel suddenly dies, his apprentice takes his place. Benevolent and loved, the new emperor is a benign ruler, bridging the age-old conflicts between the provinces. The citadel is a symbolic as well as a physical barrier to maintaining the fragile peace. However, the brazen kidnapping of ten young women shatters the accord, and the councillors of the provinces gather at the Citadel to demand that justice be served. It is a flame dropped into dry tinder.
Rife with suspicion and hatred, each province accuses its neighbour of treachery. The emperor alone knows who is responsible for the kidnapping of the young women, and he has no intention of sharing that knowledge. Where magic is involved, there can only be one conqueror.
The fight for ultimate control of magic has begun.
Purchase this thrilling first novel of The Heart of The Citadel today, and strap in for an amazingly magical ride!
What a great read
What an awesome story. Grandpa telling Emily the story of her birthright. A heart necklace given to the special ones. Boys and girls given this on their birth and wearing it always. Dragons and djinns meeting their special person Whois meant to connect with them. The lands and the various provinces drawn so detailed that you can see them in your mind. The Citadel as the governing faction to all the provinces and the army that protects them all. The way this is all tied together left me wanting more. A must read for all I declare. You have to read this and walk into this amazing land!
I was given this book as an arc in exchange for my honest review.