A great power once ruled her people.
Now, Aenya's connection to it
is a danger to everyone.
Elriyon is a kingdom in peril. Founded in tradition, it has traded wisdom for brute strength and pride. Here, sixteen-year-old Aenya struggles to find her path, torn between the way things were and the harsh realities of the present.
After years of training, she was expected to become an honored member of Elriyon's elite warriors--but she couldn't have been a worse choice. Driven by mysterious visions, Aenya's destiny lies elsewhere. A reckoning is coming to Elriyon, and the truth will not stay hidden much longer.
As the country drifts toward rebellion, Aenya flees from her family and responsibilities. Her desperate search for safety reveals a darkness that is spreading faster than she can run. Soon she finds herself far from home, where something ancient and mighty is stirring.
At a crossroads, Aenya must choose between fighting for her people or finally being free.
Cover illustration by Marquise Nurse-Williams
"You. will. love. this. book.
The setting is easy to fall into, the language is accessible, the plot turns like jazz music, and the characters will pull on you long after you've put the book down.."
-Tiffany Vakilian, President of The San Diego Book Awards.
This isn't about heroes but instead the choices and consequences that bring the hero alive inside each one of us. Darcara brings fresh air to epic fantasy storytelling.
-Brae Wyckoff, President of Kingdom Creativity International
"It's high adventure with a touch of romance, and highly recommended for all fantasy fans."
-Michael Penman, Author and Award-Winning editor