Dark Heart Of Magic

Acclaimed for her rich, imaginative world building and action-packed plotting, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep follows her beloved Mythos Academy series with the Black Blade series, in which a reluctant young thief grapples with life in the most dangerously magical place in America.

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep is the author of the Black Blade and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She also writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series and is the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series. Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups. Her books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, and a variety of other publications. To learn more about her, visit jenniferestep.com.

“Jennifer Estep is a genius!” —Simply Nerdy

Something Wicked This Way Comes …

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…

“An adventurous ride you will never want to get off.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout on Cold Burn of Magic