In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple fire-tablet to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.
Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric eyepatch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution …
Book 1 of the Uncommon Magic series.
“From the dynamic cover to the twisty ending, this has fullness and depth unusual in middle-grade mysteries …”
– Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)