Remember the Dawn: Starsingers, Book 1
A. M. Macdonald, David Pickering
(A. M. Macdonald, Aug. 27, 2019)
Starlight. Steel. Ahryn and Ezai must unite. Ten years ago, the Starsingers - tyrannical magicians who draw their power from the stars - suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of an ancient order of magic-resistant peacekeepers. Their rebellion quelled, their magic controlled, the five families of starlight magicians have been forced to live in a fragile truce with the starless commoners...until now. When an assassin begins killing Starsingers, the defiant peacekeepers are blamed, for who else could slay a magician? Ezai is a storied peacekeeper. He has been tasked with finding the true killer, and he must do so before the balance of power is disrupted. But the Starsingers plot against him. Ahryn is the eldest child of an Astral House, and she alone survives the murder of her family. She seeks justice, but the other families wish to use her fury, and her family's legacy. As another war approaches, Ezai and Ahryn form an unlikely alliance. Together, they must unlock a secret of the past and find the assassin before it's too late, for a greater evil looms. Remember the Dawn is the first book of the Starsingers, a sword and sorcery saga that takes place in a world with a distinct magic system and an elaborate and expansive history.