The Tethered Mage (Swords & Fire #1) by Melissa Caruso (2017)
Fiction | Fantasy
“In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.
Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Continue reading