The truth is coming to light and the faction which had left Olivia for dead still has infiltrated the Akron Auxiliary. She's determined to root out the dangerous forces before they can damage her agency even more. With her unicorns still under threat, Olivia wants nothing more than to end this—for good. But a moment of anger does more harm than she expected and now she’s dealing with a corrupted node and magical storms that threaten to disrupt everything she holds dear. How can she protect her agency when she can’t even protect herself?
In this prequel to Songs & Horns, Olivia struggles to come to terms with her agency leaving her for dead while protecting the unicorns and the magical node in her forest. A disturbing discovery leads her to the National Forest adjacent her property and an introduction to a very old and very powerful magical creature. But once awakened, some things prefer to be left alone and answers are hard to find.
Note: Although this story is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone story. The Wings & Horns series contains books featuring adult protagonists along with unicorns and pegasus which aren't connected with the Pegasus Academy.
As the new director of the Akron Auxiliary, Olivia knows she has a lot of work to do. In addition, she's still tasked with protecting the node and the unicorns which call it home. All of this while the attacks continue and she’s stuck behind a desk.
Her job duties may be divided between home and office; her loyalties are not. The threat is growing and she’s tired of being told to wait. But her plan backfires and creates even more dangers for not just the node and unicorns, but also her horses.
She’s tired of the secrets and the machinations of the Musimagium. She needs answers.
Her quest takes her deep within not just the auxiliary office where she works, but the Musimagium itself. It’s up to her to make sure everyone survives, including herself and her mare, Lady.
NOTE: This book follows Of Songs & Horns, but can be read as a standalone.
Left for dead when the Great Dividing happened, Olivia Santos retreated to her small southern Ohio acreage and her horses, including her longtime companion, Lady. Her home also hides a magical node, one whose energy supports a small herd of unicorns. As their guardian, she vows to protect them at any cost.
A series of magical attacks on the node come from a rogue group within the Musimagium, one that wants to destroy the node and send the unicorns back to the magical realms from which they come for good.
Olivia refuses to let that happen and when she discovers the group is backed by her old boss—the one who left her for dead—she’s forced back into the world of Armis and the Musimagium. They almost killed her once. Lady fears it will happen again.
But Olivia has no choice and thankfully she’s not alone. Even with help, she knows if she can’t stop the attacks, she won’t live long enough to protect those she loves.