Saroya: Untalented, a stain on her family’s honour. Orphaned and barred from the Guilds, she has nowhere to go when her Talent fails to emerge.
Loric: Brother-in-law to the king. Thwarted in his ambitions, he’d do anything to usurp the throne. And he finds just the scandal he needs when he unearths Saroya’s hidden pedigree.
The Kingdom of Veyle: Where all power flows to the Talented, and where the Guilds and the Order of Adepts control the destinies of Talented and Untalented alike.
When calamity strikes the capital city, with Untalents blamed and on trial, Saroya knows that proving her Talent and parentage means saving more than just her own life. A tangle of lies hides secrets that force Saroya to choose between her future and Veyle’s.
Finalist — The Creation of Stories: Canada’s Self-Publishing Awards, Young Adult Audience
Katrina Archer lives and writes on her sailboat in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She has worked in aerospace, video games and film, and has been known to copy edit for fun. She is the author of the nature photography book Shorescapes of Southern British Columbia, and the young adult fantasy Untalented. She owns 500 books, four vehicles (none of which is a helicopter), one dog, one one-of-a-kind pair of Fluevogs, too many Apple devices, and is tolerated by her cat, who is more famous in Germany than she is.