Winner of Inkitt's Dreamlands contest, this is the first book in an exciting new fantasy series.
Kali and Stonewall have to find a way to work together in order to survive, but she’s a mage and he’s taken an oath to protect the world from magic.
Magic is new to the country of Aredia. Mages are enslaved for their abilities, locked behind high walls and guarded by sentinels - elite warriors with an unnatural immunity to magic.
Kali, a crippled mage who longs to escape her painful past, travels to meet a powerful healer in Whitewater City. But on the way her sentinel escort is decimated by monstrous raiders, leaving her with a single guardian, Stonewall: a sentinel with nothing but his chosen name and his faith in the gods. Together, Kali and Stonewall must learn to work together to survive a harrowing journey while demonic creatures from the north invade their lands.
Meanwhile, the mages and sentinels of Whitewater City are drawing battle lines and preparing for war – against one another.
What will await them should they ever reach their destination?
About the Author
Lauren has been a storyteller all her life. She started writing down her stories at the age of twelve; two decades and over two million words later, she shows no sign of stopping. While living in various fantasy worlds of her own making, Lauren earned a BA in English Literature and married her high school sweetheart. She currently resides in North Florida with her husband, where she enjoys hiking, weightlifting, kayaking, and dancing at music fest.