Josiah Turn knows little about his family’s past and even less about the world outside his mountain home. After a supernatural event kills everyone he’s ever known, Josiah’s lack of knowledge becomes his greatest liability. His second greatest liability resides in the power he now has.
Unprepared for the realities of post-Reconstruction America and unaware of the military’s interest in him, Josiah faces hate, villainy, joy, and purpose in his life off the mountain. But when betrayal unravels the truth behind his past and power, Josiah is pulled into a global plot he can hardly imagine. Compelled home to Appalachia, Josiah must find the strength and purpose to defend the ancient source of his power without destroying everything and everyone else.
Cover design by Melissa Stevens of The Illustrated Author.
About the Author
Amanda Salisbury is author of The Founding of Josiah Turn. She is also the author-illustrator of Moon Mail and Star Kisses, to be published by Anaiah Press in April 2015. Amanda lives with her husband and three boys in a lair, a classroom, or a castle, depending on the moment. Her roots extend from Oklahoma to Appalachia and beyond. She enjoys creating characters with voice and heart.