Lark Davies sleeps in a gilded palace and eats the finest foods, but he would trade it all to change that one night. Haunted by the trauma of murders he couldn’t stop, Lark’s dreams become ravaged by images of the darkness he can’t escape. Robbed of sleep and slowly losing his sanity, the talented mind-reader knows he won’t last much longer. As he strives to keep it together, his life only spirals out of control. Khea, the new queen of Nakbe–and his only light in the night–declares sacrifice to be a necessary component of the island culture, forcing Lark to assert his disapproval. For the first time, the unifying bond he shares with her isn’t enough to keep them together. Lark leaves the capital to defend his position against the crimes and earn the strength to prevent them. With Avis at his side, Lark’s only hope to stand against the queen and avert a future of death lies in his unexplored ability to manipulate physical elements of the world. The two men search out the spirits that control water, fire, and wind, finding help in the unlikeliest places.
teaching high school science, writing is the last thing she expected. But life
never goes the way you think it will. While battling cancer, she picked up her
laptop and let the words flow out. One year later, her first published fantasy
novel has been released on Amazon and her second novel is in the works. She is
a wife, mother of two, a scientist, baker, gardener, and life-long science
fiction and fantasy addict.