Rhiannon has the Sight — the ability to glimpse the hearts and minds of others. Her visions attract the attention of the powerful kirche, which has condemned all magic outside the holy orders.
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Branded a witch, her family executed, Rhiannon is handed over to a diabolical bishop who wants to use her power to discredit the royal family and advance his own candidate for the throne.
But she is not without friends: she is saved from a terrible fate by the very people the bishop aims to destroy. Thrust into intrigue and danger, Rhiannon must learn to control her growing power, and master ...
A RAGGED MAGIC
"Lindsey S. Johnson debuts strongly with her tale of betrayal, magic and political intrigue. She breaks our hearts open in the first chapter ... with her fast-paced, often poetic prose ... "
– KEN SCHOLES, award-winning author of The Psalms of Isaak
“Lindsey S. Johnson’s strong, confident voice ... and complex, fascinating characters make this debut novel riveting and deeply satisfying.”
— SHANNON PAGE, author of Our Lady of the Islands (with Jay Lake)
“A Ragged Magic is one of those books that makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot tea on a stormy weekend and read until the world ends.”
— J.A. PITTS, award-winning author of Forged in Fire