Ever since dragon fire killed her parents, Amber Gardener has resolved to protect her enclave of illegal magic users from the dangers of the outside world. So when a winged intruder lands in her garden, the witch’s initial impulse is to defend her neighbors using every weapon at her disposal…up to and including the use of deadly force.
Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and behind-the-scenes wizard. Show me an amateur conjurer, and I’ll stop him before he gets himself killed. That’s the idea, anyway. But New York City isn’t what it used to be, and I don’t mean the recent crash.