by Sarah Jilek


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During a period of enlightenment, the country of Riova is at war. But inside the prosperous and advancing city of Desrala, life is peaceful. At least on the surface. Jiada, a young and brilliant astronomer, works under the influence of her professor and secret lover, Audric. But when a more attractive young woman enters the bubble of Desrala, Audric forces Jiada to embark on a quest which he hopes will either rid himself of her or, if possible, give him the answer to the puzzle which has evaded him his entire life: how to cheat death. Throughout her journey, Jiada reflects upon her moral decisions and attempts to discern if she can ever be free of her damaging past. This novel follows her journey and the bitter conflicts-both personal and political-of Riova's rulers.

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ISBN-13: 9781630662202
Publisher: Indigo Sea Press
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sarah Jilek was born and raised in DeKalb, Illinois, a town of cornfields and humidity. She is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and working at Grassroots Literary Magazine. She owes her love of reading and writing to J.R.R. Tolkien, John Steinbeck, and Sylvia Plath. Sarah is happiest while drinking anything with caffeine, and has cried at 80 percent of all the movies she has ever seen.

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