Alissa's dreams lead her to a distant land where countless Masters live in a flourishing magical society. Instead of being welcomed, Alissa finds that the Masters' leader, Keribdis, believes that she should be Alissa's teacher – whether Alissa likes it or not. And when Alissa rebels, she risks her magic – and her life.
Dawn Cook was born and raised in the Midwest. A self-proclaimed "former tomboy," she grew up the only girl in a family of boys. She discovered her talent for writing at the age of 15, when she began writing down the stories that she conceived. Despite her love of writing, she took an unorthodox approach to writing, and claims to have avoided English courses beyond the basic requirements in high school and college.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Kim Harrison promoting her book in Ann Arbor, Michigan.