Lord Kenneth Victeni is the noble son of a powerful mage. But his life of privilege changes when he meets Thorn, a talentless who is studying at the inventor’s college, where those without magic develop steam-powered technology. The two men share a mutual attraction, and what’s more, Thorn discovers he is Kenneth’s lifemate. With just his presence, can double Kenneth’s magical power.
Together, the two men overcome their differences and the judging eyes of those around them. And with Kenneth’s power and Thorn’s creativity, they overcome challenges thrown their way as they become Enforcers, those chosen to uphold fairness and law in the magical world in which they live. But their journey is only beginning, as their ultimate goal is to win equality for both mage and talentless alike.
Noble Magic Book 1
The Exam Book 2
First Mission Book 3
Desire across class divides
Lord Kenneth Victeni has every opportunity and every privilege. As the noble son of a powerful mage, he puts little thought into the lives of the talentless, the second class citizens who cannot use magic in a world ruled by mages.
That changes when he meets Thorn, a talentless who is studying at the inventor's college, where those without magic develop steam-powered technology. The two men share a mutual attraction, and what's more, Thorn just might be Kenneth's lifemate—the man who, with just his presence, can double Kenneth's magical power.
Kenneth's ignorance of the lives of the talentless puts an obstacle in their budding relationship, however, and his life grows even worse when another mage at the collegium attacks and nearly kills him. Now Thorn and Kenneth must put aside their argument and find a way to put a stop to a mage who poses a threat to others—and along the way, Kenneth might even learn the sensitivity he needs to win over Thorn.
More than just magic.
Thorn and Kenneth begin their lives after college, and Thorn has his work cut out for him when he goes to meet Kenneth's parents. The Victeni are nobility and have no problem putting Thorn in his place—or worse, simply ignoring him.
But Thorn quickly learns that winning over Kenneth's parents is the least of his worries. Kenneth has been selected to become an Enforcer, and with Thorn as his lifemate, Thorn has as well. To become Enforcers, they have to pass a test, and their examiners are not always straightforward about what they need to pass. Thorn is uncertain about his chances, and even less certain about whether or not he wants to be an Enforcer at all. He loves Kenneth and wants to stay with him, but as the test goes on he becomes worried if being an Enforcer will really let him help his people, or if he will just be seen as a traitor.
A dark mystery.
Kenneth and Thorn have become Enforcers, those who keep the peace, monitor major societal changes, and if necessary, hunt down criminals. Luckily, their first mission seems easy. They must explore a new alchemy school, meet with the governor of the local village, and determine if the school's presence has upset the local population of people who cannot use magic at all. As a talentless himself, Thorn especially is concerned. He knows the inequality the talentless face in a world ruled by mages, and he is anxious to see how he will fare as an Enforcer.
When they arrive, the governor is friendly enough. But as Kenneth and Thorn begin to explore the school and surrounding village, they find signs of something far more serious than simple friction between the talentless and the magi. Students at the alchemy school displays feats of magical strength far beyond what Kenneth has seen before, and Thorn finds out that talentless people are disappearing. They set out to figure out what is going on—but run into problems when they meet an old enemy.