by Rin Chupeco
Release date: March 7, 2017
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Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha―one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.
Following the breakup of the Yadoshan kingdom, their defeated royalty were exiled to the island now known as Arhen-Kosho, inadvertently making the current rulers of this kingdom the oldest hereditary monarchy in the world. Living on an island has made Arhen-Koshons excellent seafarers, and it is known for its ships and expert sailors. Their control over trade routes and their strategic position makes them one of the richest kingdoms in the land, and they enjoy close alliances with many of the other nations, the Yadosha city-states and Odalia in particular. Currently ruled by Queen Lynoria of House Imperial, it is also notable for having the most number of runic magic-users after Kion, most of whom would go on to become asha in the latter.
* characters courtesy of author