Publisher: Stephen Holland
Was the prophecy on her naming day her destiny or her judgment? Why do desire and duty pull her in opposite directions? As a child Celeste is surrounded by loving parents, caring friends and the comfort of a small village. Natural disaster and violent invasion end that life abruptly. Celeste and her mother are driven from all they hold dear to find shelter in a remote coastal haven. She comes of age as a strong, independent woman with a mind of her own, but with the shadow of the prophecy hanging over her. Now Celeste overcomes her love of isolation and suspicion of men, and returns to the village of her birth where her mother reveals details of her father’s past. She renews a childhood friendship with Bracen and they both undertake a quest to find Celeste’s father. On this journey she develops a strong empathy with a newcomer who like her has suffered a grievous personal loss. Celes ...