Fellion is a Lamplighter, able to provide illumination through magic. A group of rebel Monarchists free her from indentured servitude and take her on a journey to rescue trapped compatriots from an underground complex of mines.
Along the way they get caught up in a conspiracy to kill the latest royal child and wipe out the Monarchist movement for good.
But Fellion has more than just her Lamplighting skills up her sleeve…
I’m (very) slowly making my way through Elliott’s backlist (starting with her highly enjoyable Spiritwalker trilogy) and her use of historical inspiration and ability to touch on related themes around colonialism and the power of government and ideology is excellent – so I expect this one to be no different. (Also, every time I see that it’s about “Lamplighters”, I’m immediately reminded of my favourite childhood movie, Mary Poppins).
Servant Mage will be released January 18, 2022 by Tor.