The one thing worse than being made a wizard is to be born a wizard.
The mage's Arts came to Phaz at birth. His father Zam is the wizard guardian of the great desert Hethria. His mother Sellithar was a Crown Princess. The rulers of mighty Assharral want him to inherit their empire. What choices does he have left?
Especially with a family who fear that evil is his natural bent?
He could always run. But just to help things along, Phaz has an Art of his own that offers glimpses of the future. Run or stay, that's not where you'd want to end up.
The Seagull is the fourth Chronicle of Rihannar, successor to Everrran's Bane, The Moving Water, shortlisted for best fantasy novel in the Australian Aurealis genre fiction awards, and The Red Country, described by SF Crowsnest as "a lovely book."