Can one small good deed offset ultimate destruction?
Mercurio stands watch over the first planet, guiding it through the perils of the void. Part messenger, part prankster, he cocks an eye for danger, but not from afar. Close to home lurks the real risk that his festival for Sol's 25th anniversary will be a bust.
Failed negotiations with constellations and his fellow guardians send him to the brink of complete frustration...when a beautiful celestial wanderer fetches up at his domicile, seeking refuge.
Her form beguiles. Her mystery intrigues. And Mercurio's fascination with his visitor poses yet another threat to Sol's celebration.
Will Mercurio recognize his role as cat's paw soon enough? Or will a looming menace - more lethal than any of the guardians imagine - threaten the solar system's very existence?
Praise for J.M. Ney-Grimm
"It's no secret...that I have favourite writers. J.M. Ney-Grimm is one of them, and with good reason-her writing style is unique, and engrossing." - James J. Parsons, Speaking to the Eyes
"...Ney-Grimm paints a vivid, lush picture worthy of the Peter Jackson treatment." D.J. Gelner, reader review
"...the world depicted is magical, but the people are very real." - Mary Anna Dunn, reader review
"Her work compares favorably with Robin McKinley and Patricia McKillip ...I'm really pleased to have discovered her!" - Mira, reader review