Book One of the Forged Series.
Darkness crosses over from the furthest reaches of the Empire, silent and deadly until it strikes at the remote keep of the inhospitable Dratlan Elves. Aviana has trained in the keep since she was a girl, only to watch her home be torn apart by the forces of evil.
The massacre leaves only one alive and twists the fate of the Empire beyond recognition. Aviana finds herself burdened with powers no one can comprehend and arrested for the murders of her kin.
The fate of an Empire is intertwined with the Half-Blood. Aviana has to ally herself to those who believe her. An insufferable and honour bound Captain, a creature thought to be extinct until then, and a Magin who has broken away from her own kind. Thrust into a world of humans and politics, becoming the face of the growing alliance that seeks to stop the evil spreading throughout the Empire, Aviana has to learn quickly or watch her world crumble.