Masks: The Masks of Aygrima: Book One

Masks: The Masks of Aygrima: Book One

E. C. Blake

Masks is the first novel in the dystopian fantasy mask of Aygrima series

Cataclysmic occasions have left the Autarchy of Aygrima—the one land blessed with magical resources—cut off from its former buying and selling companions around the waters, no longer understanding if any of these far away peoples nonetheless stay. but less than the rule of thumb of the Autarch, Aygrima survives. and due to the production of the mask and the vigilance of the Autarch’s Watchers, not anyone can threaten the safety of the empire.

In Aygrima, magic is a present possessed from start by means of a truly small percent of the inhabitants, with the Autarch himself the main robust magic employee of all. purely the long-vanquished woman of soreness and hearth have been capable of problem his rule.

At the age of fifteen, voters are famous as adults and needs to don the spell-infused Masks—which denote either prestige and profession—whenever they're in public. to take care of the safe rule of the dominion, the mask are magically crafted to bare any treasonous innovations or activities. And as soon as such betrayals are uncovered, the Watchers are there to implement the law.

Mara Holdfast, daughter of the Autarch’s grasp Maskmaker, is quick coming near near her 15th birthday and her all-important protecting rite. Her father himself has been operating at the back of closed doorways to create Mara’s masks. as soon as the rite is completed, she is going to take her position as an grownup, and talented with an identical magical skills as her father, she's going to additionally declare her rightful position as his apprentice.

But at the day of her overlaying anything is going horribly unsuitable, and rather than celebrating, Mara is torn clear of her mom and dad, imprisoned, and consigned to a wagon sure for the mines. Is it simply because she didn’t flip the unMasked boy she came upon over to the evening Watchers? Or is it simply because she’s lied approximately her reward, claiming she will in basic terms see one colour of magic, while honestly she will see all of them, simply as she may well whilst she was once a tender child?

Whatever the explanation, her masks has classified her a traitor and now she has misplaced every little thing, doomed to slavery within the mines till she dies. and never even her present can exhibit Mara the longer term that awaits her—a destiny that can see her freed to help a insurgent reason, compelled to develop into a puppet of the Autarch, or reworked right into a strength as risky to her global because the mythical woman of soreness and hearth.

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