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“A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals.” — Kirkus Reviews
Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore, it sounded farfetched. She should have closed the books right then and walked away. Special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible. Or dangerous. Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master, with gem powers that dwarf the ones in the folklore books. Never mind about the gem master’s goblin-like servants, or the flying serpents, or the mutant insects. When you’re in this deep, because you just couldn’t say no, what’s a few more unthinkable horrors?
Readers will enjoy this unique fantasy. Lana’s story begins in our present-day world as she prepares to take over the family jewelry store, but most of her adventures take place in the dangerous and fascinating gnome world.
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending, but the resolution opens the door for further adventures. On sale for a limited time to celebrate the launch of book two, Shadowglade, published April 19, 2017.