On Gaeleth -- a world where mages have been outlawed, and the penalty is death
-- it is a grave insult to call someone a 'son of a witch' in the common
traders' tongue. Instead of being the son of a witch, Aegan is a mage
whose power is so great that Prophecy has chosen him to be the salvation of a
nation at war. The fate of the world rests on a 'son of a witch' who was
raised to hate what he is, and what he must become.
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