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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author P. C. Cast brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty.

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside...until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival dominating clan, strays across her path that Mari experiences something she has never felt before.

Now darkness is coming, and with it a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 P. C. Cast (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Simply Beautiful

I liked this books a lot. It's different from anything else I've read! Really good!

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Great Book

Wonderfully developed characters with a strong being for a new series. Can't wait for the next one. The narration is strong and well done also.

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pc cast is amazing, and this book is captivating

pc cast never ends my amazement in her books. strong feminine roles, complex storylines that come together to create the world in these books are woven together like a tribe member's tapestry. can't wait for another credit to be able to read the next book.

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Absolutely Awful!

Unbearable! Could not finish this book no matter how hard I tried. The narrator sounds like a machine and the story unfolds at a snail's pace.

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loved it!!

I have always enjoyed P.C. Cast's books!! I am so excited to read the next book

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another hit!

off to a great start for this new series. I laughed I cried, I loved it . hope the books come fast n close together. yeah!!!!

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loved it!

I can't wait for the sequel. The scene had been set and we're in for another great adventure by P.C. Cast.

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a new favorite

I love the unique originality of the story. No matter which part of the book I was on, I was left wanting more.

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Another wonderful story by an amazing Author!!!!!!

Great Author.
Great plot.
Great narrator.
Definitely will listen to again!
what more can I say? What more do I need to say?

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  • Doc Los
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  • 02-04-17

Excellent Potential

I really like the story, and the performance. The writing was pretty weak, and the plot was so loaded with estrogen and liberalism, it's like the author forced it. This has the potential to be the next Lord of the Rings, or the next Harry Potter, if she can quit loading it to the eyeballs with silliness.

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