By Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Fifteen-year-old Tomas Torres, the son of an immigrant relatives who're simply slightly making it, will get picked up by means of the police for doing a little paintings for the neighborhood padrone (collector). For this paintings, Tomas has made $1000 per week, some huge cash by way of anyone's count number. yet what's the paintings? what's Tomas arrested for? Arson, yet arson that can't be defined. Tomas has a most original reward: he's a fire-starter—he can begin fires with sheer strength of will that flame from the guidelines of his hands. extra, he can will fireballs to hurl at his enemies or rivals, and he can incinerate any facts. however the courts come to a decision they've got sufficient to convict younger Tomas and ship him off to a college (which Tomas believes to be a type of jail): St. Rhiannon's tuition for the talented and unprecedented Student.At St. Rhiannon's, Tomas quickly unearths that he's now not on my own. St. Rhia's, as they name it, is a college for college students of every age with "gifts" like Tomas's: scholars who're pre-cogs, storm-callers, witches, healers, wizards, techno-shamans, psionics, firestarters, teleporters, psychics, sensitives and masses, even more. issues he may possibly by no means have imagined ensue at St. Rhia's, and in time Tomas involves consider much less by myself. He starts to think in what he really sees (astral warriors, for instance) and all that he's taught via his appealing younger mentor, VeeVee.All scholars at St. Rhia's try to profit to manage their presents. Tomas, too, needs to know about the ethics and the legislation of magic (of which he is aware not anything) and extra, easy methods to keep watch over the energy and strength of his fire.Join Tomas and his acquaintances as they trip via St. Rhia's and past, either in the course of the open air international and during magical Gates to the mystical worlds of Chaos and different kingdoms the place their presents could be established. in the event that they prevail, their powers will tackle new relevance and that means.