The Magpie Network series follows Lara and her friends through her introduction to spycraft and beyond. Join the team as they uncover plots and foil villains, first at home then across the world.
Saving the king was Lara’s first mistake. Her second? Looking up from her book and getting stuck as a spy. Lara reads to escape her dead-end life as a scullery grunt. Before boredom can finish killing her slowly, she discovers (and foils) a secret plot to murder the king. Recognizing talent when they see it, the monarchs express their gratitude by plopping Lara into spy training. Spying, however, is not as fun as one might expect, even with her trainer’s sense of humor and fascinating eyes as a distraction. There are hours of lessons in stealth combat, code-breaking, and dragon care. Then there’s all that nonsense about learning how to operate as part of a team. Especially aggravating are the physical aspects that all seem to require sweating. (see more)