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Smoke and Spells

Smoke and Spells (Althuria Chronicles Book 1)

by Ryver Knight

FBT review:

If you're on the lookout for a captivating indie book that will transport you to a magical world full of secrets, danger, and romance, look no further than Smoke and Spells. Written by Ryver Knight, this YA novel tells the story of Asha Olinger, a fifteen-year-old girl who discovers she possesses a rare and potentially deadly power. As she navigates her new reality, she finds herself caught up in a game of intrigue, betrayal, and murder at Luminus Academy. With its compelling characters, richly imagined setting, and exciting plot twists, Smoke and Spells is sure to enchant fans of coming-of-age fantasies. This is the first book in the Althuria Chronicles series, which will keep you hooked with each subsequent installment. So, buckle up and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

Publisher Description:

An ordinary girl. A rare power. A deadly game.

Lie low.
Don’t draw attention to yourself.

Fifteen-year-old Asha Olinger has abided by her sister’s rules her entire life. Every day, she works relentlessly as a cleaner to put food on the table, scrambling in the dredges of Althuria. Every day, she wonders about a life where she no longer struggles for a few measly coins.

But after discovering she wields a rare and destructive power, her quiet life is turned upside down. Her older sister gives her a mysterious warning. Lex Sylvester, with his fame, wealth, and stupidly charming looks—that she certainly never, ever noticed—starts flirting with her. And to top it all off, she receives a letter from the famed Luminus Academy, declaring that she got accepted through the lottery system. The terrifying probabilities quickly turn into incredible opportunities, and suddenly controlling her power doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

What is this darned ability of hers? Why does everyone keep telling her to stay away from the Queen of Althuria? And more importantly...

Who the heck is murdering girls at the Academy?

If she doesn’t find out soon... she might just be next.

Designed to thrill with its magic, mystery, and murder, Smoke and Spells is the first installment in the Althuria Chronicles coming-of-age fantasy series.

This is a four-book series.
Reading order:
Smoke and Spells
Shadows and Shifters
Runes and Rebellion
Void and Valor

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