The biggest problem with being relegated to Hong Kong and the WPC headquarters was the isolation. I was forced to stand above it all, to look down through the slightly blue-tinted glass, to pretend I wasn’t banished across the globe from my family in Wilding Springs and held captive here like some pathetic princess in a fairy tale who really needed to get a life already.
I stared down at the harbor beneath me, the parallel histories of modern ships chugging beside old school junks while amazing if one thought about it, long past the luster stage. Because if I was going to admit it, there wasn’t a Prince riding to my rescue and this lonely heart in her tower really needed to stop feeling sorry for herself.
Ethie Hayle’s loss of elemental magic remains a mystery tied to the locket and the girl she finds herself bound to by the transmutation spell cast by Viviana Tepes. Unable to understand or break the control keeping all but her dark sorcery from her, she’s confronted with the truth—that the crazy old woman owns her and can get to her any time she chooses. Ethie must choose the Hayle way and pursue her enemy on her own terms. The trouble is, she has no idea where to look and there are far worse things out in the big, bad world than one clever and hateful sorceress…
About the Author
About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is a multiple award-winning author with a passion for the voices in her head. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears character's demands so loudly I have to write them down. I love the idea of sports even though sports hate me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon. But always, always, writing books calls me home. I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading. As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my pug overlord and overlady, six lazy cats and Gypsy Vanner gelding, Fynn.