Join Nara and Mykel on a journey through the Great Land....
Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never been good at keeping secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her and her friend on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.
"...stunning young adult fantasy tale... suspenseful... will make readers' hearts race." (Readers' Favorite Reviews)
"...one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time." (Online Book Club Review)
"Willson writes in a simple prose that delicately summons his fantasy world to life." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...a promising and entertaining introduction to a well-thought-out and intriguing new fantasy world." (IndieReader Review)
"Willson is such a clever, clever writer. He'll pull you in, mess with you a little and, then, just when you think you have a handle on the story, he'll pull the rug from under you. Wonderful stuff!" (Wishing Shelf Review)