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Sonea used to be an average lower-class citizen of Kyralia, only a few steps higher than the Dwells, the slum-dwellers of the capital city of Imardin. During an incident involving the Magician's Guild, Sonea's magical potential was discovered, and her world changed dramatically, leaving behind her harsh life to become a Novice in the Guild. However, it is common knowledge that only those from the high classes are allowed into the Guild. Sonea is the only low-born Novice, a fact that makes her the perfect target for her classmates, in particular a boy named Regin. Yet Regin and his gang are nothing to Sonea compared to her other problem. Before joining the Guild, Sonea unwittingly discovered the High Lord Akkarin's secret. The Leader of the Guild practices the forbidden black magic, a fact Sonea and only two other Magicians are aware of.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Domed/Underground City Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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