“An orphan fights dark forces spurred by a reawakening power nexus in an attempt to make a home for herself.”
Once upon a time, Se-yin was an orphan living under the supervision of her late parents’ friend and brought up by the rough lot at a local forging mill. Today, she is the exotic bride of an eccentric lord-magi, in love with his servant, and convinced that her only way to survive her circumstances is to escape the boundless ancient palace and find a way back to her parents’ lands.
But her attempt to leave entangles her with an ancient entity that is coming awake and, as she learns more about the history of the palace, she realizes that the home she seeks may be right around her — if she finds a way to fight back the forces attracted by the power growing inside the palace.
[Standalone YA fantasy]