Passer makes her debut with this fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating medieval world and populated with lovable, memorable characters. For twenty-two years, Prince Taelor Pevrel has believed himself to be an only child. When his half-sister, Alene, arrives in the kingdom, with her story of true parentage, Taelor is more than happy to find a sibling. But King Naelor has no intention to accept Alene, who, being the older sibling, has the right to sit on the throne. A failed assassination attempt aimed at Alene puts Taelor against his own father. With King Naelor dead and Alene in command of the kingdom, Taelor leaves for distant lands, unaware a deadly prophecy awaits him ahead. Passer dives deeper into her vivid characters, particularly Taelor whom she pushes closer to his breaking point as he struggles with grief, guilt, trauma, and regret. There’s violence and bloodshed in moderate amounts, spine-tingling prophecies, troubled phantoms, mean witches, daring heroes, scary villains, political maneuvers, and inner conflicts. Themes of family ties, friendship, loyalty, duty, and redemption reverberate throughout the narrative, the action never slows down, and the characters never lose their endearing humanity. Balancing fascinating worldbuilding with a tight plot, this is a story fantasy fans won’t want to miss.