• Sucked me in at chapter 1!

    I enjoyed so much about this book! It was engaging and I loved the slow-burn development of romance between Clea and Ryson, with their similarities and differences. Very intriguing characters. Sucked me in at chapter 1! -Steph S.

  • Unable to put it down!

    This was a fantastic read!! I hope there are more to follow! There is great attention to detail and an absolutely enthralling storyline that left me unable to put it down! - Veronica D.

  • Finished in two days.

    I finished this book in two days. Not only does it do a fantastic job of keeping you entertained, but it plants seeds of thought, and when you least expect it, you'll find yourself pondering good, evil, love, and loss on a much deeper level. - Boss

  • Absolutely love this book.

    A true pleasure to read. The language was beautiful and consistent, and what really impressed me was how smoothly the dialogue flowed. It made me feel more than I expected to feel from a book. Clea and Ryson are both written in a way that makes them dynamic and likeable, as well as realistic. I absolutely love this book. - lah89

  • Hooked from the beginning

    Had me hooked from the beginning. I don’t want to gush and gawk, but MAN! I love this story, and the characters, and the mystery, and everything else in between. - Maslow

  • Tells a story of beauty and depravity.

    This novel is charged with action that builds on itself page by page as its intricately woven plot unfolds. Characters have depth and realism tell a story of beauty and depravity, power and bondage, sacrifice and redemption. It is a tale that prompts great questions, and leaves the door open to a sequel that I trust will lend even greater answers. - Sarah M.

  • Fascinating read

    Such a fascinating read....very unique. Heavy subject, yet light reading. Enjoyable yet thought-provoking at the same time. Great book and I look forward to reading the next one in the series! - Lindsay D.

  • One of the most original reads

    By far one of the greatest, most original reads I have yet to come by! Magically energizes the brain and uses the best approach to tell such a complex and interesting story. - Ester B.

  • Loved the back-and-forth

    loved the back-and-forth between Clea and Ryson. Ryson was definitely my favorite character. Really well done! - Kate M.

  • Humanity is about to unravel, and Clea Hart holds the final thread.  

    A light-wielding warrior known as a Veilin, she’s stolen the cursed Deadlock Medallion—an artifact of legend that could spell doom for mankind’s last three cities. Escaping from enemies she once called friends, Clea knows she has to destroy it, and that means returning home.  

    The forest of Shambelin is the only thing standing in her way, but it’s rife with traps, tricks, and beasts. She can’t survive it alone. In desperation, she accepts the help of a mysterious man named Ryson.  

    The forest is his domain, and Clea and Ryson are as different as the sun and moon that shape its illusions. Together, they face the wilderness, the medallion’s influence, and the woes of their declining world. These challenges unite them, but when Ryson’s secrets come to light, Clea realizes that the horrors of the forest are nothing but a playground to his past.  

    Their connection is undeniable, her mission is critical, but trusting him could be the last mistake she ever makes. 

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