Zero Sight (Zero Sight, Book 1) by B. Justin Shier
By B. Justin Shier
Meet Dieter Resnick. Dieter is the only baby of an abusive unmarried father, a perennial schoolyard brawler, and Ted Binion High's no 1 educational prospect. Dieter is petrified of staying terrible. He has few acquaintances and is actually keen about incomes a school scholarship. He's additionally a latent mage--one of the few people left that could bend the manaflows to their will.
Too undesirable nobody informed him. Now a boy is lifeless.
Meet Rei Acerba Bathory. Rei is a moment yr scholar at Elliot university, the preferable magical education academy in North the US. She's additionally on an all-liquid nutrition. Rei obtained her unusual speech and mannerisms residing between her centuries-old kin--strange vampiric creatures that experience carved out the Midwest as their playground. she will be able to kill a guy with out blinking, yet has a major weak spot for doggies. because of a adolescence spent dwelling cloistered from the general public, Rei is familiar with little of recent society. She'd do good to make a few acquaintances, yet her fellow trainees despise her. Rei is the 1st of her style to be admitted, and lots of desire to make her the last.
Dieter was once raised within the dirty outskirts of Las Vegas. Rei was once homeschooled in a Chicago mansion. either are on their option to Elliot university. either think the opposite is a creature of idle fable. In ten hours, they're going to be on the heart of a warfare fought via shadow actors. In 11 hours, they're going to develop into a weft-pair, sure jointly by means of the main sacred spell within the magic canon. And in twelve hours? good, in twelve hours, they've received to get to class...
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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).
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