The bane of Mordred, the son of Mordizan, and a millennia-old prophecy—together they may provide what Brinnie needs to defeat the world of magic’s greatest threat.
More than a year has passed since Brinnie left Wraithwood, never expecting to see it again. But when Mordred captures her sister, she is thrust back into the world of magic. She flees to Wraithwood, where she learns of a prophecy located in the dark wizard capital of Mordizan that reveals the identity of “Mordred’s bane,” something that could destroy Mordred for good.
Brinnie agrees to a rendezvous with Mordred to exchange herself for her sister, going undercover at Mordizan as a spy to find the prophecy and Mordred’s bane. There, she weaves a complicated web of secrets, lies, and tenuous friendships. She makes an unexpected ally in Marcus Vorath, son of the Master of Mordizan, who fears the implications of Mordred’s growing power. But in Mordizan, friends and foes may be one and the same.
In the midst of court intrigue, battle, ominous new depths to her power, and searching for Mordred’s bane, Brinnie struggles to draw the lines. How far is she willing to go to destroy Mordred? And how much of herself is she willing to give up along the way?
Book 2 of The Wraithwood Trilogy series.
Brinnie has unwillingly settled into life in the mundane world, before dangers force her back into Wraithwood and her magical heritage. She’s happy to return, until those dangers follow her home and attack her family. In Mordizan, Alyssa Roat creates a thrilling sequel to Wraithwood, introducing new characters and moral quandaries in this Arthurian-inspired tale. Brinnie must learn that not all dark wizards are evil and not all enchantment wizards are good, all while discerning whom she can truly trust. Mordizan increases stakes, explains old characters for new readers, and serving a satisfying end while laying foundations for the next book.
Best for: Fans of Arthurian legend, urban fantasy, or portals to magical worlds.
Discern: Some mild emotional abuse, a brief torture scene, and mild violence in the context of war.