What do you get when you take a geomancer with a bone to pick, a secret aeromancer, and a healing hydromancer, and put them in a practice yard with a commoner ranger and a bunch of noble sons of Eldsprak Kingdom?
A group of individuals who all need to win The Academy Tournament for reasons of their own!
It's up to Goslin to make them work together. If they're to have any sort of chance at coming out on top, they'll need to adapt and change. Can they pull in the same direction, or are they doomed to fall over each other in their eagerness to prove themselves on the field of battle?
How will they conquer The Tournament when one of their many opponents is Goslin's own brother, the champion from last year's tournament, and his hireling pyromancer who can send blasts of fire from the palm of his hand?
All the tyrannical gods may have been killed by The Heroes of old, but who cares about things like that when sword strikes sword and bursts of magic erupt in the streets of Fyrie, Eldsprak's capital, where The Tournament is just starting?
This prequel novella is directly followed by Book 1 in The Shattered Realm, coming early 2023!