“Fantasy is alive and well and exerting its power to enchant and beguile in this novel of foretold destiny. Similar to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, a grand quest is undertaken. Akin to cinema’s Star Wars sagas, supernatural powers once learned and practiced are put to use in the pursuit of righting heinous wrongs. And evocative of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, children figure mightily into this multigenerational tale of freedom from slavery and oppression.” —Joe Kilgore, US Review of Books
Carling is only six when her family is slain by invading Romans. She is taken back to their fort as slave to the commander’s wife. There she clings to her memories and her hatred. Carling discovers unexpected friends while avoiding the attentive eye of the commander’s son. When her abilities start to emerge, she is swiftly sent away. Just as she begins to settle into herself, her life again is upended. She is forced to leave her new found love, Galen, and return to the Roman fort. Once again no longer free, she uncovers secrets, discovers her own strength, and battles evil foretold generations before.