A sensational debut fantasy adventure!
In the empire of Aramtesh, scent has power.
When disaster strikes and the crown prince lies poisoned, long-suppressed rivalries threaten to blow the empire apart. It's up to Rakel, a poor village girl with a talent for fragrances, and Ash, the prince's loyal bodyguard, to find an antidote.
To succeed, the unlikely pair must uncover cryptic, ancient secrets as well as buried truths from their own pasts in an adventure that will ignite your senses.
P. M. Freestone writes young adult fiction. Her debut novel, 'Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom' will be published by Scholastic in 2019. A sequel is planned for 2020.
Originally hailing from Australia, she now calls Scotland home. In between, she learned or worked on every continent except Antartica (there's still time). Along the way, she earned degrees in archaeology, religious history and sociology, and a PhD in infectious diseases and international development. She's also a Clarion Writers’ Workshop (University of California) graduate and a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award winner.
She lives in Edinburgh with her partner and a rescued street dog who identifies as direwolf-corgi.