Do you want to know what happens before Borrowed Magic? The story before the story?
For six years, peace has reigned over the kingdom of Tredare. Lord Kern, the dark mage who murdered the king and queen eight years prior, is imprisoned in a magical tomb.
Or so everyone thought – until one night when Kern appears during a ball at the royal castle, and life in Tredare changes for the worst.
Especially for innocent Maren.
Unbeknown to her, Maren’s father has a past history with Kern, and now she’s crossed Kern’s path, getting in the way of something he wants. Angry and boiling with dark magic, Kern vows to destroy those who dare defy him – including Maren who protects the current King and Queen.
Despite Maren’s best efforts, Kern lays siege to Tredare for three years. Years Maren spends plotting revenge on the man who’s determined to ruin Tredare.