M. C. Aquila graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in English. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but currently resides in South Carolina. When she is not co-writing the Winter's Blight series, she tutors both native and ESL students in English, giving her a renewed love for the strange wonderfulness of the language. She also enjoys drawing daily, baking recklessly, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, searching for the best red wine in existence, and reading any story with a villain she loves to hate.
Everyone is drawn to magic for a reason. As Deirdre's fight to control her magic evolves, James's own quest for magic draws him closer to the sinister being who holds his fate. Meanwhile, the amulet Iain found shows him visions of its owner, Cai, a mysterious swordsman who he believes can end the war before it begins. Each of them is forced to make decisions that will alter their journey forever.
Though Deirdre and James have escaped Neo-London and survived the monstrous Fachan, dangers both human and Fae hunt them. But their greatest worry is close at hand—James’s brother Iain, a soldier sent to capture Deirdre, is traveling with them. As they clash with the oppressive Iron Guard and bloodthirsty Fae, Deirdre must decide if she can trust those around her, as well as the magic within her.
In Neo-London, fairy tales are real. The kind with monsters, magic, and dark family secrets. When her destructive magic is unlocked, 17-year-old Deirdre discovers it is dangerous to be a faery in a country where humans and Fae are caught in decades-long war. She is soon targeted by an extreme anti-faery general. One of his sons is determined to help her. The other is sent to capture her.