"You are who you are because of your choices," Heresta’s voice whispered in her head. "You cannot walk another’s path."
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 moved to Arizona in 1981 after a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy where she learned electronics and traveled halfway around the world on the U.S.S. Jason, a repair ship and the first Naval vessel to take a contingency of women on a full six-month WestPac cruise.
During her tour, she was the first enlisted female to stand shore patrol in the Philippines and, as the Saturday morning FM Rock Jock, served as the first female DJ to be heard on the Armed Forces Radio Station airwaves issuing from the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Sharon Skinner holds an M.A. in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in a number of local, national and international publications. She previously served for eight years as the Executive Editor of Anthology magazine, a small press literary magazine published in Mesa, Arizona.
Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ. Sharon is published by Brick Cave Books and Sterling Publishing.
Additional Books by Sharon Skinner-
The Healer's Legacy, The Matriarch's Devise, Mirabella and the Faded Phantom, The Nelig Stones, Return to Anoria, In Case You Didn't Hear Me the First Time, Supernal Dawn, Collars and Curses, The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker
Sharon is affiliated with Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Author's Guild and Grant Professionals Association.