A Drop of Magic
The Magicsmith Book # 1
L. R. Braden
Fiction, Fantasy, Urban, Paranormal and Supernatural
Alex Blackwood grew up believing she was human, but when her friend is murdered and a fae knights asks for her help to catch the killer, she discovers how little she truly knows about herself.
With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffic in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend's murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.
Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she's an unregistered fae "halfer" with a unique magical talent - a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.
Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.