What would you give up for magic? When you’re a Jan’tep initiate approaching your sixteenth birthday, you’d better be ready to prove your worth as a mage. Either that or work some kind of miracle. But Kellen isn’t counting on either. He knows he needs a few tricks up his sleeve to avoid total disgrace and life as a Sha’tep servant. He just has to find the right tricks. So when a sassy, straight-talking Argosi wanderer arrives in town, Kellen is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Ferius Parfax is strong and worldly, an exile who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable to say the least, but with the hand that’s been dealt to him, Kellen knows he’ll need all the help he can get… This witty western from a master of magic storytelling will enchant both YA and adult readers. Listen to an exclusive extract below!