The Keeper and the Rulership
Raneh has magic.
That’s not a good thing.
In the Rulership, landowners are forbidden to use magic, on pains of death. She will get killed if she’s caught, but she can’t stop the stuff from growing. So she shoves it into weeds, hoping nobody will notice, and tries to maintain a typical lifestyle for an eighteen-year-old heir.
Hiding it is working just fine, until the Ruler comes to visit. The Ruler seems to have some ulterior motive . . . and she’s the one who forbids magic. Raneh would do anything for her family, but it’s impossible for her to stop growing the magic that will make them all a target.
Her options are shrinking fast . . .
(This book is 78,000 words long, or 256 pages in length.)