Then Dimilioc is shaken by the arrival of someone unexpected: Justin, the only male with Pure magic they've ever encountered.
Justin -- untrained in traditional Pure magic, uniquely talented, and dealing with problems of his own -- isn't at all sure he wants to join Dimilioc. But Natividad understands that if her own family and Dimilloic are going to survive, they need every asset they can gather. If the black dogs of Dimilioc can't persuade Justin he belongs with them, then Natividad has a plan ...
But when enemies move unexpectedly against Dimilioc and against Justin himself, every plan collapses, and Natividad finds herself on her own, with no one but Justin to help as she faces a terrible danger she never imagined.
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About the Author
Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such as The American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia and began to let her hobbies take over her life instead.
She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She works part-time for a tutoring program, though she tutors far more students in Math and Chemistry than in English Composition.