The conclusion to the epic Wren saga rejoins author Sherwood Smith's four fast friends - Wren, Tess, Connor, and Tyron - but much has changed, and the group is pulling in different directions. Tessa, now queen of Meldrith, has her hands full with the bellicose Hawk Rhiscarlan, who has proved a polarizing figure for the old friends, attracting Wren's ire and Tess' eye. Wren decides to leave Meldrith and take up a new journeymage charge with a group of sailors. On the high seas, the magician finds herself up against smugglers, pirates, and - for the first time in ages - romance. Striking a tone at once epic and whimsical, performer Andi Ackerman - a veteran voice of Smith's work - lends lush and captivating role playing to this eccentric cast.
The first summer of peace brings Wren on her weekly visit to the young Queen Teressa, where she encounters the derisive, upsetting Hawk Rhiscarlan riding in! Wren races to warn Teressa, only to discover that he's expected, which causes the girls' first argument. Tyron gives Wren a chance to leave Meldreth by sending her on a new journeymage project - to find Connor, who had wandered off to the Summer Isles. When Wren vanishes, her scry stone abandoned, Teressa veers between regret over the argument, worry about Wren, and the beguilement of attraction as Hawk skillfully upsets her court. Wren has just made friends with some young sailors when they are captured and forced on board a shady smuggler, where Wren learns all about the sea. When pirates attack, Wren does magic, which leads her straight to another confrontation with the villain she hates most, aided by the boy she…what do you call these feelings? Once again the four - Wren, Teressa, Connor, and Tyron - find themselves deep in adventure, as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of growing up.
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