Ophelia Brighton hasn't had a vision from the past since she was a small child. Now a grad student, both her thesis and her life are interrupted when a troubled young Irishman knocks on her door in Santa Cruz, California. Her visions return with his arrival, and Ophelia must struggle to keep her balance amidst her growing confusion over her place in the world... and time.
When Ophelia's visions of a Victorian mystery reveal a secret that will change her future, she also discovers a love that was stronger than death. But is it too late to right the wrongs of the past?
K.M. Rice is a national award-winning screenwriter and author. Defying literary conventions and genres, the defining element of Rice's work to date has been the touch of whimsy she brings to every story she tells. They will take you from hauntings in the woods, the rugged American West, the cliffs of Ireland, and across dozens of eras.
Her four-part historical fantasy series, Afterworld, continues with the second book, Priestess.
Her first novel, Darkling, is a young adult dark fantasy that now has a companion novel titled The Watcher. Her novella The Wild Frontier is an ode to the American spirit of adventure and seeks to awaken the wildish nature in all of us. Black Irish, a dark comedy, highlights contemporary political drama in the emerald isle. She also provided additional writing and research for Middle-earth From Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Over the years, her love of storytelling has led to producing and geeking out in various webshows and short films, along with working for both Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. When not writing or filming, she can be found hiking in the woods, baking, running, and enjoying the company of the many animals on her family ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.
She left behind the modern world she knew to save the man she loves. Now in the trenches of the Great War, Ophelia must find a way to reach her lover of several lifetimes. Her existence is limited, making her journey all the more complicated, for she is in the Afterworld - the place between this life and the next. New memories of a wilder, untamed past life will either be a welcome reprieve from the pain of war or a deadly distraction.
Trapped in the past, will she be able to change her future?
Priestess continues the journey begun in the first book of the Afterworld series, Ophelia.
Lark and Charles' story unfolds in poignant, often poetic prose that seeks to awaken the wildish nature in all of us.