Sting Magic (Empire of War and Wings, Book 1)

About the book:

She has the wrong kind of magic but the right kind of heart.

In the Winged Empire, magic comes on swift wings.


It manifests from its bearers as a bird, granting its skills to those who wield it.

But this year, things are different.

Aella is the fiercely determined daughter of settlers on the far edge of the Winged Empire. Her huge family means everything to her and when the Empire strips them of their weapons, leaving them defenseless against the deadly magic that surrounds their settlement, she feels powerless to help.

Unfortunately, her frustration comes out in the worst way possible – as aberrant magic.

When Aella’s magic manifests, it doesn’t come as a bird. It comes as an angry swarm of bees.

And that aberration will threaten her life and everything she loves.

Can Aella keep her family safe by learning to control a magic born of frustration and fear before it masters her instead?


I really enjoyed reading this book. It drew you in and kept you wanting more. I loved the world-building and plot development throughout the book.

It always had twists and turns. keeping you on your feet. The book may be short, but it will have you wanting more.

Character development was a bit slow, but otherwise it was great. I loved how Aella is always defying the empire in her own way.

Overall, this book was epic. It was full of adventure and had a bit of a dystopian side to the story. The world-building was amazing and kept you hook. There were a few flaws with the book, but they were minor compared to the rest of the book.

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