In Rachel Carter's USA Today-bestselling Black Mage series, the young men and women of Jerar can choose to pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as soldier, knight, or mage. For Ryiah, the choice has always been clear - become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic. But the competition is fierce and everyone is rooting for her to fail - first and foremost among them, school prodigy Prince Darren. Will Ry survive, or will her dream go down in flames? From First Year to Apprentice, Candidate to Last Stand, Ryiah's story is a perilous one.
Alex Lidell's Tide series begins with Air and Ash, the story of Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on a navy flagship that sails into battle with one vital mission - and fails. Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find, and hides the forbidden magic that rises in her blood. A cowardly captain, an incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer make her life a living hell as she struggles to turn the sorry frigate into a battleworthy ship while keeping the secret that could endanger her life.
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