I am looking for the name of a series of book.
In the world described in those books, magic exists, and it is also told that the 7th child of a family will be extremely proficient with it.
In the first book, we are following the story of a family, whose father is one of those 7th sons, but is nothing extraordinary when it comes to magic. At the start of said book we learn that his wife gave birth to a child which is their 7th (7th son of a 7th son).
But sadly it seems like the child died shortly after.
We also learn of another family, which is celebrating the birth of their newborn daughter, but during the celebration, an assassination takes place, and only the newborn daughter survives.
What was particular with this assassination is the fact that the killer used bullets, with a name inscribed on them. Those bullets are known to always find their way to the person their destined to.
After surviving this, the daughter was adopted by the first family.
A few traits of this world which can help identify the book :
- While magic exists, it doesn't seems that everyone can be a mage, and only a few select ones can excel in it.
- The most powerful mage in the country is given a position of authority, and usually takes an apprentice amongst the most promising mages, and usually that apprentice will take that position after their master.
A few key events (in the first book) that can help :
After the assassination of the second family (which was something akin to royalty) a new government takes place. This government created a militia, which enrolled many young children to indoctrinate them.
- At the end of the first book, we learn that one of those young children was, in fact, the seventh child of the first family (which they thought died at birth)
- After a while, the new government learns about the whereabouts of the daughter of the second family, and sends assassins against her. So the first family (who adopted the daughter) decides to take refuge with their aunt, who is somewhat of a hermit and is living in a remote location.
If anyone is able to identify the book from this mess of a question, that would be really helpful.