Beneath the great walls of Brume in the Outer Kingdom, children gifted with magic powers are taken away from their families to be taught at the High-School and then forced to serve the Kingdom and its privileged few.
Those magicians who are still free hide in the villages. Only Madge Mayfield, a dressmaker by trade, lives in the capital where she spies on the castle with some of her protégés. One of these is Arik Renshaw, the heir to the throne's favourite, the most powerful magus of his generation and the sworn enemy of Herus Tork, the man with the limpid-grey eyes, who, as principal of the High-School, governs by means of the politics of terror.
Court intrigues, magicians with unheard of powers, rebels committed to fighting for a better world, Haute-Ecole is a thrilling, action-packed novel.