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?
“I love the world-building–”burnies,” the sentinels, the fifth tiers, how the mages work with magic, etc. It was fun to get inside Kali and Stonewall’s heads, along with Milo and even Commander Talon, scary as she seems. I can’t wait to read future installments!” – Kassie Grace
“Loved the world, pace and characters, loves it all! From the mystery and plight of Kali to the awesome ethical dilemma of Stonewall, I can’t wait to see where their paths take them. There is magic but it’s with a light touch, which is the way I like it! Character driven page turner, I need more!” – WD40
“Fantasy is not usually my go-to genre, but I couldn’t put this book down since I came across it. Overall, the plot was described beautifully and characters were developed in a way that made readers attached to them, fearing for their safety at every twist and turn. Would definitely recommend to all my fantasy loving friends.” – Vanessa C.
“Definitely a page-turner. A read for one of those rainy days, to just burry yourself under your blanket and follow the fantastic adventures of Kali and Stonewall.” - Danielle