by Kelly Lynn Colby
Fauna’s familial bonds continue to strengthen as her circle expands. Reconciliation with her brothers, unwavering acceptance from her closest companions, and the soaring heights of her romantic relationship all paint a brighter picture. Yet, an elusive void persists within her. Unexplainable enhancements in her empathic abilities beyond emotional perception leave her unsettled. This phenomenon, seemingly unprecedented, casts a veil of curiosity over her existence.
Fauna, however, refuses to let uncertainty cloud her resolve for long. Guided by the knowledge gleaned from the Collective, she masters the art of managing her newfound powers, adeptly concealing them when discretion demands. But the tranquil façade shatters when her uncle resurfaces, accompanied by a pair of adopted twins endowed with a remarkable capacity—to manipulate fire. As inexplicable fire-induced homicides unfurl around them, Fauna finds herself compelled to unearth the truth behind these events and confront her uncle’s involvement.
Failure is not an option. The twins’ fate hangs in the balance, teetering perilously close to the torment Fauna herself endured in her formative years. The impending peril propels her on a quest to decipher the mysteries at hand, with the lives of the twins, and her own hard-won equilibrium, on the line.
About the Author: Kelly Lynn Colby
Kelly Lynn Colby is a writer of all things fantasy. Whenever she tries to create a mundane story, a dragon pops in to take over. She eventually stopped fighting and caved to the magic. The dragons must have known something she didn’t, because her debut novel, Tarbin’s True Heir, won a bronze medal in the IPPYs for fantasy.