Plot Type: SMR
In the first book in this new series, Bardsley introduces us to the magical town of Nevermore, Texas. The first two pages set up the framework for the World in which this series is set. Long ago, the Goddess created seven magical bloodlines: dragons (fire), hawk (air), shark (water), wolf (earth), sun (life), and raven (death). Only the progeny of these lines (aka magicals) could access the sacred energies that make magic, and they were meant to use their abilities to protect life and keep the balance. Eventually, those bloodlines were further defined as Houses, along with a Grand Court made up of representatives from each House, to govern all magicals. Over time, the bloodlines intermixed, and some of the magicals deviated from their positive purpose in life. In this world, most magicals and ordinary mortals (aka mundanes) live side by side—as is the case in the small town of Nevermore.