Livli heals challenging injuries among the pilgrims to Kaunis-spa. Its magical hot spring gives her an edge, but Livli achieves spectacular cures mainly because she refuses to fail.
A born pioneer, she hopes to match her new ways for banishing hurt with new ways of living. But the sisters of Kaunis-lodge fear rapid change. What precious things might they lose while tossing old inconveniences?
Livli pushed forward the new, and one influential foe pushes back. Kaunis-home will keep its revered traditions, even if Livli loses everything she values.
Everything...and the one thing she absolutely cannot lose.
Livli seeks an answer in the oldest lore of her people, something so ancient, it's new. But mere resolve against failure meets an immoveable counter force this time. Victory requires more.
Must surrender spell defeat? Or could letting go harness real power?
Praise for J.M. Ney-Grimm
"...the real heart of the story is character growth. The characters feel real and complicated..." - Mira, reader review of Troll-magic
"...one of my favourite things about Ney-Grimm's work is her treatment of fantastical creatures...the pegasi seem ethereal...creatures of light and gauze that are somehow the most real things in the world." - James J. Parsons, Speaking to the Eyes review of Sarvet's Wanderyar
About the Author
J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a copy to read and review. I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's a very enjoyable read. I love the world and characters that the author has created. Would recommend to those readers who love epic fantasy.