For ten years, Ian Troy has been running from the blood in his veins and on his hands. One of the Shinree, a fallen race reviled for their inborn addiction to magic, Ian is no stranger to scorn. His people, drugged to quell their magic, are bred and sold as slaves. Forced into the Rellan army at a young age, Ian was made to fight in their longstanding war against the brutal Langorians. With Rella on the brink of defeat, he turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Unaware of the crown’s true nature, Ian ends the war—but at an unthinkable price. A decade later, still haunted by the aftermath of that tragic day, Ian lives in self-imposed exile. He curbs his addiction with wine and regret. He struggles to forget. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present, denial is no longer an option. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms, he must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy.