On the island of Cercia, the gods are dead, killed by their followers and replaced with the study of magic. Magicians are forbidden to leave their homeland. Laws bind these men that prevent them from casting spells on the living—whether to harm or to heal.

The Artifacts of Empire series by Gwen Perkins follows the saga of these magicians through revolution and war as they test the limits of their own power. To find out more about the books and Gwen's other projects, keep reading!