They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
In the midst of turning his life around, the girl he secretly crushed on in high school returns, forcing him to reevaluate who he was and who he is meant to become.
Maisie Blackwood never wanted to leave Gleann. Her wealthy parents hated seeing their smart, obedient little girl being drawn into the small-town party scene, so six years ago they sent her away. Now, after graduating college, she’s back in town slinging fish and chips and pulling pints at her family’s historic Scottish-style pub. She’s made her own mistakes, and her plan is to help out her grandparents until she can find her own path.
Gleann is only supposed to be a rest stop, but then she meets Chris and discovers that the only thing more powerful than his gift for music is his heart.