After thousands of years, male after male, finally —a female Compis is chosen. The peace of a nation seems secure, yet beneath the facade turmoil boils among its leaders. The innocent children, raised in ignorance all their lives until the Initiation of their seventeenth year, have no idea of the true face behind their High Council.
Why has a girl been chosen? Why is she special? Will she be able to do what no other Compis has done and bring the hypocrisy to an end?
About the Author
Kate grew up in a household of vociferous readers. Whether via womb or some other kind of nefarious brainwashing, Kate herself also became a vociferous reader, devouring books in just about every genre imaginable. It wasn't long before this led to writing her own stories (in every genre imaginable).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the concept was really fresh and new, unlike a lot of the novels that are coming out these days. While you have suspicions and theories, it is not clear where the author is going with the story. I also felt very attached to the characters, and cared about where the were going and what happened to them. I really cannot wait to read the next in the series, hopefully soon!
It was very refreshing to read a fantasy story that wasn't about vampires. It also doesn't have a love triangle. So happy to skip those monotonous themes!!! I really like the world that Kate created. When I started reading it, I just couldn't stop. The characters really come to life--so much so that I can hardly wait for the next installment. I just have to find out what happens to Nikka, Zyander, and Luka, and I wonder if the secondary characters will make their way into the next book. I really want things to come out right for Ignis (Zyander's tribe). This was a very well written story. After I finish the other books in the series, I may change my rating to a 5--if it is a keeper to read over and over again like I do with Robin McKinley! Kate has a good start...