Stones to Ashes (Alchemists Academy #1)
"Uh...something like that," his roommate Spencer said. "More like how to rule worlds."
Wirt is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he's in a school he can't escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn't know. To save his world or to destroy it?