Two friends. Two forbidden powers. One chance to change everything.
When Mishi is taken from her orphanage home, fears she'll never see her best friend again. And when Taka is taken to the infamous Josankō later that same day, she fears it will be more than distance that separates them.
As the girls learns to manage the elemental magic they're not supposed to have, they each stumble across the secret that the Rōjū council has spent centuries killing to keep. Now the Rōjū council wants them dead, and Mishi and Taka will have only one chance to save everything they hold dear.
But at what cost?
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About the Author
Virginia McClain is an author who masqueraded as a language teacher for a decade or so. When she's not reading or writing she can generally be found playing outside with her four legged adventure buddy and the tiny human she helped to build from scratch. She enjoys climbing to the top of tall rocks, running through deserts, mountains, and woodlands, and carrying a foldable home on her back whenever she gets a chance. She's also fond of word games, and writing descriptions of herself that are needlessly vague.