“Once more, Conn weaves her spell and we are immersed in Carling’s spectacular world. Adventure, magic, and romance leave us hungry for more!” — San Francisco Book Review
“Fantasy is alive and well and exerting its power to enchant and beguile in this novel of foretold destiny.” — US Review of Books
This is the second book in the One True Child Series. Carling watches as 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. There she uncovers secrets, discovers her own strength, and battles evil foretold generations before.