Forbidden Magic: a Prequel to the Kat, Incorrigible Series.
A short story.
It’s 1772, and all of Olivia Amberson’s dreams seem to have come true. At eighteen years old, she’s an accomplished magical Guardian and a secret witch, with a love spell that’s made her unlikely betrothal wonderfully secure... until it all comes crashing down around her in a mass of scandal and humiliation.
Now, with her reputation and her magical vocation both lost, it’s time to save her remaining honor by telling her fiancé the truth – but it will take more magic than she’s ever known to create a happy ending.
Stephanie Burgis was born in Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband, writer Patrick Samphire, and their children. Before becoming a fulltime writer, she studied music history as a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria, and worked as a website editor for a British opera company. She has published over thirty short stories for adults. Kat, Incorrigible (US)/A Most Improper Magick (UK) won the Waverton Good Read Children’s Award in 2011 for Best Début Children’s Novel by a British writer. It was followed by Renegade Magic/A Tangle of Magicks and Stolen Magic/A Reckless Magick.
Photo by Patrick Saphire.
Also known as Kat, Incorrigible series.