Women have no ability to cast spells. That’s what wizards have said for generations—and it’s a lie.
In this second book of the Clandestine Magic trilogy, Beatrix Harper wants to expose the lie to protect her sister’s life. Her desperate plan: Train tens of thousands of women in secret, then shock the nation with a display of their magic. She thinks it will work—if only she can keep the details from her town’s wizard, Peter Blackwell.
But that’s nearly impossible thanks to their unwanted magical connection. Peter, meanwhile, fears that his own desperate goal—to counter the terrible weapon he should never have invented—is doomed to fail.
Their plans are about to collide. Disastrously.
If you're a reader who prefers to know upfront whether a book has a happy ending, what the level of violence or trauma is, whether there are sex scenes and how substantial a part romance plays in the plot, scroll down to the author biography for a link to those details. One scene in the book includes a character discussing a past trauma, and the link has more specifics.
What reviewers are saying:
“I flew through it and was left wanting more. … The Clandestine Magic books get me knotted up with tension and drag me in completely.” — Delighted Reader
"Secrets, lies, and betrayal are abundant in the story, and just when you think you know what's going to happen, Cowley stuns you with an unexpected and shocking twist. ... I couldn't put the book down, and I can't wait for the final book in the trilogy!" — One Book More
"The discoveries made, the secrets revealed, the implication of the vows and of using magic, there is just so much packed into these pages. ... I hugely recommend giving the series a try." — Life in the Book Lane Reviews