August 26, 2020
Some secrets are best left buried.
Desiree Black’s foster family welcomed her years ago, but most of the villagers merely tolerate the seventeen-year-old’s presence with barely concealed hatred—and fear. Dez herself can’t stomach remembering the strange power that rose up inside her and left her brother with a shattered arm. The only peace she finds from others’ accusing stares is in the misty swamps surrounding the village. Swamps that have long held mystical secrets.
Secrets that are ready to be exposed.
After a narrow escape from the town bully sends Dez deep into the swamps, she stumbles across a glowing warm stone buried in the muck. Long hidden truths are divulged when a crazy hag rescues her and sets Dez on an extraordinary new course—to become one of the legendary dragon riders.
Now Dez and her dragon hatchling must harness their magical link on the long journey to join the Rebellion—and avoid the enemy closing in on them. But it’s in the heat of battle where Dez discovers the painful reality of her forgotten past.
And exactly why she can’t be trusted.