The Seat of Desolation by Ashley Felde
Approx. 206,440 words.
Published on July 28, 2012.
This is the first novel of the Pride and Worse Ambition Trilogy and follows Aelunna, a young and perhaps over-powerful mage as she learns to cope with loss, betrayal of trust and her own sometimes-poor choices. The motley cast includes her spectacularly beautiful best friend Morven, her grumpy mentor Aeson and a varied group of cousins, friends, gods and peers with their own interests at heart.