Out of nightmares and shadows
The witch Ilvani’s nightmares of a storm and a suffering soul are luring shadow monsters into the shadar-kai city of Ikemmu, bent on hunting her down and killing her for reasons no one can ascertain.
Into the heart of the storm
Ashok, one of the thrill-seeking shadar-kai imbued with the power of shadow, is determined to find a way to stop it before the shadow monsters destroy the city he worked so hard to save. But the trail leads him and his companions far from Ikkemu and the Shadowfell.
The only thing thicker than darkness is blood
The companions find themselves deep in the frozen kingdom of Rashemen, where similarly strange attacks are happening among the secretive masked witches of the steppes. Picking apart the threads, they chance into a history as bloody and unforgiving as their own, the untangling of which may solve both Ikkemu and Rashemon’s plights.
Or prove their mutual destruction.
Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author as well as lifelong reader, gamer, and moviegoer. She loves nothing better than to escape into fictional worlds and take part in fantastic adventures. Her novels for young readers include The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, The Quest to the Uncharted Lands, and The Door to the Lost. Jaleigh lives and writes in the wilds of the Midwest.