Heart-pounding new fantasy adventure set in the same giant rainforest realm as Crossroads of Canopy, which Tamora Pierce praises as "a unique, gorgeous, and dangerous world!"
Great deeds are expected of Imeris.
Being the ordinary sister to a goddess, Imeris always felt pressured to be the best fighter in Understorey. During a mission to capture the body-snatching sorceress Kirrik, Imeris fails disastrously. With death on her conscience and in hiding from her peers, Imeris climbs up to the sun-kissed world of Canopy to learn new ways to defeat Kirrik. She doesn’t expect to be recruited for a Hunt for the Ages, chasing a terrifying, divine monster that will take all her skills to stop.
Thoraiya Dyer is a four-time Aurealis Award-winning, three-time Ditmar Award-winning Australian writer based in Sydney. Her stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Analog, Redstone SF, Nature and Cosmos magazines, and anthologies, including War Stories, Long Hidden, and Cranky Ladies of History.