A daring plan. A crazy quest. Success might be a monstrous mistake.
Alexandra isn’t a monster magnet, not really, no matter how willingly magical critters obey her or how often fanged things creep from the shadows to follow her home. They’re usually not man-eaters, after all! But she’s tired of her outsider status, both in her own half-human family and at the academy of magic. Alex has a plan to remake her reputation. An impossible plan. A plan so crazy that even the power-hungry Lord Mayor wants a stake – just in case. All Alex has to do is unlock the long-sealed workshop of the legendary spellslinger Corsair . . .
Her human allies have their own devious agendas. Her greatest assets may be her Dwarvish best friend and the very “monsters” she wants to repudiate. And Corsair? Less dead than advertised – and more treacherous. Friendship, honor, identity, it’s all on the line for Alex. Will success be the biggest mistake of her life?
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Patricia Harrington-Duff is a software engineer specializing in space missions, and served as the Ground Software Lead for NASA’s DART mission through its successful asteroid impact. Her hobbies include “borrowing” the latest book purchases from her husband and college-age kids and starting to read from the middle, mainly to drive them crazy. Patricia writes what she most loves to read: tales of adventure, misfits and magical mayhem. She lives in Maryland with her family and an emotional support cat that needs his emotional support humans.