With the Matriarch dead and Eilar’s protective barriers devastated, Kira’s homeland is at risk. Amid the resulting aftermath of fear and insecurity, mounting tensions cause a rift in the Eilaran leadership.
Against the ruling council’s will, Kira embarks upon a hazardous quest to discover the workings of her mad half-brother Kavyn’s shattered focus stone.
But will the strange stone turn out to be a boon for the imperiled land, or unleash a bane that will ultimately destroy Kira and the land and people she is determined to save.
SHARON SKINNER grew up in a small town in northern
California where she spent her time reading books, making
up plays and choreographing her own musicals (when she
wasn’t busy climbing trees and playing baseball.) She’s
been writing stories since the fourth grade, filling page after
page with fantastical creatures, aliens, monsters and, of
She spent four years in the Navy, where she served
aboard the first US ship to carry women to sea. She has
also repaired laboratory and hospital equipment, worked
as a warehouse production manager, telephone sales
representative, professional trainer, visual information
systems coordinator, grants professional and consultant.
Somewhere along the way, she managed to obtain a B.A.
in English and a Masters in Creative Writing from PRescott
Collge.Her Young Adult and Middle-Grade novels tend to
explore complex relationships, particularly those between
mothers and daughters.
Still a voracious and eclectic reader, Sharon also loves
drawing, arts and crafts, sewing, and costume-making
(especially steampunk). Her guiltiest pleasure is online
gaming, and her biggest weakness is home-made, doubledark
chocolate fudge. She lives in Arizona with her husband
and three annoying but lovable cats.
You can find her online at sharonskinner.com