In Sarducia, magic is real-at least for now. Kate Norton isn't prepared for a debate about magic. All she wants is to keep her job. But when the silver ring she just inherited suddenly drops her into this mysterious, archaic land, her priorities quickly change. For magic is what lies at the heart of a political rivalry threatening to tear Sarducia apart. Even as Kate tries to figure out why she ended up in Sarducia, she gets pulled into the conflict. Unwilling to be a passive bystander to unfolding events, Kate forges her own path, using instinct to decide who she can trust, and rebuffs those who try to manipulate her. Driven by loyalty and love, Kate takes dangerous risks with far-reaching consequences. Will her efforts be enough to save herself and her friends? By Moonrise is a tale of intrigue, mystery and romance... and one stubborn woman who keeps tripping on the hem of her dress. --- Note: I made some edits to the manuscript before publishing, and uploaded the previous 8 chapters, and two new ones, all as one document.