All her life, Pia has dreamed of magic. What she never imagined was the cost of that dream. To protect herself and her family, she must leave behind the only home she’s ever known and journey into the wilderness accompanied by strangers.
Guided by a mysterious sorcerer, Pia desperately tries to keep her magic under control. Dark forces are drawn to her, threatening the lives of those who protect her. Determined not to fail them, she focuses her mind on the study of magic. Only the strength of her heart can banish the darkness forever.
The First Lesson takes place many years after the events depicted in The Third Apprentice and The Second Symbol. Though the books feature the same character, they easily can be read as stand-alone novels.