After spending ten years in prison for murder, Oliver is finally free. The man who put him there, Detective Colborne, is retiring -- but before he does, he wants to know the truth: is Oliver truly guilty? What's the real story? Oliver is finally ready to tell it, so he takes Detective Colborne back to 1997, to Dellecher Classical Conservatory. There, Oliver is one of . . .
Galadriel, who goes by El, is a junior in the Scholomance, which is both a school and a sort of safe house. Those who are born with magic are the prime targets of mana-munching monsters as they go through puberty. So they enroll in the Scholomance to increase their chances of survival. But the Scholomance isn’t entirely safe, as . . .