The Outcast Chronicles. 2012
This series follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics, the T’Enatuath. Vastly outnumbered by mieren (people without magical abilities), the mystics are persecuted because the mieren fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the mier King who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the T’Enatuath. When the city falls at great cost to both sides, the T’En leader negotiates their surrender and the mystics are exiled from their homeland.
A fantasy-family saga, the characters are linked by blood, love and vows as they struggle with misplaced loyalties, over-riding ambition and hidden secrets which could destroy them. Some make desperate alliances only to suffer betrayal from those they trust, and some discover great personal strength in times of adversity.