Fifth Mage War Series
Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: July 29, 2019
Number of pages: 424
Word Count: 125,000
Cover Artist: Rena Violet
Tagline: A magical epic about sirens, fae, and family ties.
Dr. Amy Bant faces the challenge of her career as she seeks to develop a cure for magical blindness. Manipulated by the mages and military alike, she devotes herself to perfecting a procedure that will unleash magical powers not seen since the days of Aphrodite and Morgan le Fay. In pursuit of the medical answer, Amy will uncover truths that have been hidden by mages, fae, and even her own family. Actions have consequences, and the decisions made by the Bant family will set off the most destructive war the world has ever seen.
In this first book of the Fifth Mage War urban fantasy epic, the Bant family is pulled onto opposing sides of a looming war. Born protectors, they will travel the world to save the people they love from those who would destroy them. In this tumultuous time of prophecies, politics, and magick, can the family stay together?
Meet the Bant Family:
Cordelia crosses oceans in her quest to save the Yorkshire fae from extinction.
Amy single-mindedly pursues medical answers, ignorant of the secrets others are keeping.
Thomas discovers inner strength as he breaks with his familiar life to protect the mage he loves.
Mary attempts to hold her family together, unaware that her mother is still watching over them all.
Mira, the matriarch who sacrificed everything to keep her family together, is now forced to confront her painful past in order to keep her children safe.
About the Author:
An avid sf/fantasy reader, Laura Engelhardt writes the kind of book she likes to read: fantasy with intricate worlds and complex characters facing moral dilemmas. She started writing plays in college, then moved to Germany, where she continued to write while teaching ESL to executives. After moving back to the U.S., she supported her playwriting by teaching ballroom dance and working retail. Deciding that living in her parents’ attic wasn’t for her, Laura went to law school and then spent the next seventeen years as a lawyer and compliance officer in New York City. In 2017, she quit Wall Street and began helping people resolve disputes as a mediator and arbitrator. She now lives in New Jersey with her family.