The Imperial Novice
Imperious City is governed by magic: a divine gift which serves as the symbol of conquest, reminding the city's people of its contributions to history. But despite what the history books state, the art of magic is still feared and misunderstood to some extent.
Lance D'Angelus possesses a peculiar magical gift, which he believes to be a curse. And like a curse, his powers only serve to bring forth dilemma after dilemma. Forced to adapt to life as a fugitive and labelled a demon child by those who learn of his diabolical talents, Lance quickly discovers the downfalls that come with wielding magical potential.
When a secret society hears of his misfortunes, however, they seek him out and present him with an opportunity that will bring an end to his troubles. But at a price, of course.
Now Lance must help them with their latest task of recovering an ancient relic, a tool capable of resurrecting one of the most dangerous figures in Imperial history...
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Highest ranking: #495 Fantasy.
Winner of ABA (Anime Book Awards) 2017!