The Last Culling
Book of Sigils 1
Magic belongs to the women. To the men—only death.
In the city of Merilaad, any boy displaying magical ability is swiftly put to death. Elena, an apprentice mage with powers she resents and a past she’d rather forget, knows it has to be this way—to protect them all. To keep them safe. And so she continues to place her faith in the authority and guidance of her elders.
Until Jascha changes everything.
When her best friend suddenly and unexpectedly develops magical powers, Elena finds herself faced with a dangerous choice—should she report Jascha and sentence him to certain death, or risk everything to keep his abilities hidden?
As the two of them struggle with their deadly secret, they uncover more deception, lurking just beneath the surface of their peaceful, idyllic city. Can they reveal the truth before it’s too late…or will they plunge Merilaad back into its bloody past?