My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.
My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I am the half-breed bastard child of a king. I was not meant to survive the trials cast my way. Yet, here I stand.
The world has deteriorated in the years I was banished. The Elemental families are rife with deception, violence, and madness more than ever before.
A voice I know all too well calls me to do her bidding. A voice I no longer wish to hear. The mother goddess begs me to save the four families, and stop my nemesis. To do it, I must face each of the Elemental leaders and take from them the power they hold close: the stones I once entrusted to them.
Now, the secrets I unearth as I pursue the stones shatter everything I know about my world, and everything I was taught.
Yet, I am not the naïve girl I once was. If I am to see this through, I must completely embrace the new reality of my life and all its obstacles while forging ahead.
Four stones abused.
Four families broken.
A half-breed princess as their only hope.
Through it all, the one I love waits for me to find him. When I do, will he, like everything else in my world, not be what he once was?
Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.