Mariel was born royal, but has spent most of her life as an outlaw, working for the Resistance-an underground organization attempting to overthrow Natric's corrupt monarchs. When the royal grandparents who left her for dead long ago offer her the future crown, she declines, but when they threaten the life of her commoner father she is left with an impossible choice: become something she hates or watch her father die. As Mariel fights against the new responsibilities and expectations that confine her, forgotten memories of her mother's murder threaten her sanity and a creature who hunted her as a child returns to finish off his prey. Mariel quickly discovers that she may be a master sword-fighter, but not all enemies can be defeated with a mere blade . . .
- Paperback | 392 pages
- 140 x 216 x 22mm | 499g
- 01 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Kayla Hudson
Kayla Hudson has always had a vivid imagination. She found an outlet for that imagination in the form of writing when she was in first grade. It has long been Kayla's dream to become a published author so that her stories can be shared with a broader audience. Kayla has a degree in Social Sciences from California State University, Chico. As a local of South Lake Tahoe, California, Kayla enjoys everything outdoors, from hiking to skiing to horseback riding. In Kayla's opinion, a snowbound day is the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book in front of a crackling fire or type away at her own stories.