Sting Magic by Sarah K. L. Wilson

Book 1 in the Empire of War & Wings series


Aella is the most relentless, determined seventeen-year-old in the Winged Empire’s newest settlement so of course when she manifests magic, it’s a renegade kind – the kind that gets people killed if they aren’t careful.

The only thing that seventeen-year-old Aella ever wanted was to keep raising horses with her sprawling family on the frontier of the Winged Empire.

But when the Winged Empire tests for magic, they’re looking for spirit-birds and Aella doesn’t manifest a spirit-bird – she manifests bees. An angry swarm of bees to be precise.

Furious at her aberration, the Empire snatches her from her home, ransacks her town, and draws her into a world that she hates to her very core.

Until a mysterious revolutionary offers her a deal that could change everything.

Now, Aella must choose – learn to use her new magic to save her family and the entire continent or submit to the Winged Empire and watch everything she loves crumble.

Empire of War and Wings is a dramatic, fast-paced, young adult fantasy series by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson, featuring sweeping battles, tantalizing magic, sweet romance, and an epic fantasy story that will compel you to keep reading to the very last word. Start the adventure today!

“I loved this book so much! It was so easy to either love or loathe the characters and continue rooting for the ones that appeared to be powerful, yet caged against their will. I loved the unexpectedness of the plot (I've never read a book quite like this and I read A LOT). All of the intense twists, heart-pounding action, and gripping storyline combine to make a book that's unputdownable! I cannot stress enough how excited I am for the rest of this series!” -Amanda Curley, Amazon Reviewer