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The Last Refuge

Christina Bacilieri

Magic will transform you. Power could destroy you. Actions will define you.

Kiera Vandyer told herself she'd only agreed to this scheme for the money, that nothing else had drawn her to this venture, but you can't lie to the truest parts of yourself. For sixteen years, she's hidden her burning curiosity for magic, knowing that one misstep would mean certain death at the hands of Atterah's merciless leaders: the all-powerful Ruling Board.

Just when Kiera is on the cusp of securing a stable future for herself and her mother, a cruel twist of fate forces her to commit the worst possible infraction. She trespasses over the border into Etabon, the last refuge for magic on Atterah. Once within, her rare form makes her a target for the warden of the site. To escape the warden and conceal her crime from the Ruling Board, Kiera must use her strange new powers to battle for her freedom... or die trying.

The Last Refuge is the enthralling first novel in the Stealing Sanctuary series, weaving together the destinies of two dreamers caught up in a dark curse that spans generations. Enter a world of gripping adventure where love burns slowly, family is chosen, and hope is a dangerous yet beautiful dream.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Crescent Ink Publishing, LLC
  • Publish Date: Nov 14th, 2023
  • Pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.38lb
  • EAN: 9798988661818
  • Categories: Fantasy - EpicFantasy - Wizards & WitchesRomance - LGBTQ+

About the Author

Bacilieri, Christina: - Christina Bacilieri is the author of the young adult fantasy The Last Refuge, the debut novel in her Stealing Sanctuary series. She's a fan of all things magic and grew up on a steady diet of fantasy novels and pasta supplied by her loving grandmother. Christina studied marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio before working as a business relationship consultant and project manager. When she's not reading or writing, you can find her wandering through nature or taking in art at her favorite museums. She and her husband share their home in Texas with two snuggly pups and an abundance of books.You can find news and updates at
Praise for this book

"Bacilieri's novel is fast-paced and wildly imaginative, which results in a consistently compelling read...A suspenseful adventure that will engage readers to the final page." - Kirkus Reviews