Lear and Erica are exiled from the Collegium, Lear’s immortality effectively stripped away until he earns the Consul’s favor. All he has to do is stop the world’s most notorious and powerful wizard, Fortis Perditor.
The world’s most notorious criminal is on the loose, and it’s all Lear and Erica’s fault, or so the Senate of the Collegium would believe. Lear did what he had to in order to save an innocent life—Erica’s—but the Senate isn’t known for being sentimental.
One wrong move, and they’ll both be thrown into the Undefined, a fate worse than death, used as the ultimate punishment in the Collegium for centuries. But does it still hold the same terror when Fortis came back alive?
Malloy Armitage never wanted to play hooky. He’d never sneak out for a few days on Vegas Prime the week before finals. Remy Marrin knew Malloy better than anyone; they had been best friends for years, against all odds. Remy knew Malloy would never get out to have the fun time he deserved, so he didn’t exactly tell his studious friend about the sleeping pills in his decaf coffee.
Betrayed by her family and cut off from all hope, Erica was left to languish in the Viscount’s dungeon. A fate so degrading she wished she could die was all she had to look forward to. Even the wizard Lear, her new friend, was helpless to stop her from being taken, bound by his oath to aid her captor and ultimately to hurt her more. Lear isn’t about to stand idly by and let the Viscount make a mockery of the Collegium and let an innocent girl be hurt. From the depths of despair, Erica has to fight for her very freedom. And she’s not the only one.