The Smoke-Scented Girl
Melissa McShane, author
Magician Evon Lorantis makes a living inventing spells to defend his country against the ruthless warlord intent on conquering it. When he learns of a series of mysterious, powerful fires, he sets out to find the magician responsible, hoping to get her to turn her talent toward the war. But the young woman he discovers is nothing like he expected, and soon Evon is caught up in a mystery a thousand years old, where myth and magic meet, and if he can't find a solution, it will mean the destruction of everything he loves.