On the list of things Aidan shouldn’t want, Eallair and the freedom he offers are at the very top. Can he overcome his upbringing and find happiness with a mad sorcerer while fighting the very system he’s always believed in?
Aidan Collins lives in a world divided. Sorcerers—people who can safely use magic—make up the majority of the population, while wizards—people with dangerous magic banned by the government—are a highly regulated minority. Despite living as a second-class citizen, Aidan is mostly content with his life in a Wizards’ Quarter on the west coast American city of Pendragon Bay, helping young, freshly manifested wizards adjust to their new circumstances as only another wizard can. He has faith the system is looking out for him; a faith he’s never had reason to question.
Until one night when he’s rescued from two abusive cops by the mysterious sorcerer, Eallair, who—along with ridiculous hair and an unpronounceable name—brings along dangerous ideas of freedom and self-determination. It doesn’t take long for truths Aidan’s known his entire life to be exposed as lies, and, soon after, Aidan finds himself on the run with Eallair, caught up in his desperate, years’ long quest to find the final resting place of the legendary King Arthur and bring true liberty to America. Hunted by unknown threats and increasingly drawn to the surprisingly caring Eallair, Aidan must leave behind the only life he’s ever known and find a way to fit into the strange new world he finds himself in. A world where freedom and choice go hand in hand with consequence and responsibility, and where the government he always thought was protecting him is the enemy that will stop at nothing to silence him.
Dan lives in Ohio (as people do) with his husband and the most adorable little rescue dog ever. His three favorite things are The Empire Strikes Back, winter, and RPGs. His least favorite thing is pizza. Since the age of twelve, it’s been his dream to write something good enough to get published and, after over a decade of unforgivable procrastination, he actually managed to get it done. Thankfully, what he finally ended up writing turned out much better than the Spider-Man and Eminem fan fiction he wrote in sixth grade. His new dream, which will hopefully take less time to achieve, is to own two Netherland Dwarf bunnies named Bunnedict Thumperbatch and Attila the Bun.