The Wicked Heroine

      Jasmine Giacomo
The Wicked Heroine

The world is about to change. But who will dictate the future? The Shanallar, a woman cursed with immortality, plagued by guilt and driven by revenge? Or the Hand of Power, determined to bring back the golden age of magic? And of more immediate concern to the Shanallar's young quest companions, will any of them live to see it? Book 1 of 2.The Cult of Dzur i'Oth wants its magical tome back. They can’t rule the world without it.The only person who knows how to destroy the twisted tome is Meena, a testy heroine who accidentally inherited immortality from the tome’s pages centuries ago. Long turned to cynicism by the petty whims of mortals, she’s secretive and brusque, dragging her young companions into mortal danger without a second thought. Yet the magical reach of the cult leader, the Hand of Power, is long. Even from the far side of the world, he causes chaos and death in order to retrieve the key to the tome’s magical prison.A glorified librarian, a substitute prince and a secret-wielding swordsman must resolve their interpersonal conflicts in order to aid Meena in her quest. But when the Shanallar makes an unexpected sacrifice halfway to their goal, can they carry on without her? Or is the world doomed to enslavement at the hands of a magic-wielding madman?
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