Death & Magic (The Barefoot Healer, volume I)
A murder mystery set in a school for wizards. When apprentice wizard Adramal moves to a new school to complete her training, she discovers that several ritual murders have been committed by magic, threatening the fabric of the world. The evidence points to the killer being one of Adramal's teachers, and the City Watch recruit her to go undercover to unmask the murderer. Can she find what she needs before the killer strikes again or - worse - without blowing her cover and putting her own life in danger?
This book was one of four finalists in the May 2015 #Wattpad4 contest. The judges said, "I was pulled into the story from the start. It delivers what it says with a strong premise and threat-filled plot."
Three further books in the series, Plague & Poison, Dust & Water, and Stone & Silence, are on sale. The whole series is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook, read by the author. Search for "Steven J Pemberton" on Amazon, Apple, Audible or Barnes & Noble, or visit http://www.pembers.net/books.html for other retailers.
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