Academ's FuryBook - 2010
Tavi is ostensibly serving as a page but secretly training to become a spy. When the First Lord falls to a sorcerous attack, Tavi and his closest friends and teachers must conceal the lord's condition lest the realm fall into civil war. In the Calderon Valley, a long-forgotten horror awakens and heads for the heart of Alera, while Tavi's relative, the newly appointed Steadholder Isana, faces at least two sets of assassins.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 
Edition: Ace premium edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
Characteristics: 704 pages : map ; 19 cm