In the Sorceress Islands, where you are born decides how free you are. Traveling from one island to another is hard; the waters between the islands are deadly and the only way to cross is by magical bridges that leaves no one unscathed or by deep sea ships that can go far enough out to sea to leave the magically deadly water behind.
Follow the journey of Marii as she does her best to survive and keep everyone she loves alive; along the way other people will tell their tales as well.
A great fantasy series that sometimes dips into dark fantasy from Felicia Fredlund, author of the Shadow Courier series.
Sins of Mage