As a slave, Clara’s life extends no further than the castle kitchens and their garden. However, she carries within herself a precious gift: the ability to see the future.
When a vision prompts her to prevent a murder, Clara is shoved not only into the intrigues of the nobility but also into a civil war. As events unfold, she begins to unearth chilling secrets about the war and her supposed friends.
Driven to learn the truth, Clara embarks on a journey that takes her from her beloved mountains to the very Capital itself, Bertrand. There, she is confronted by an evil as old as the mountains–and it’s using her anger and prejudices against her. If she is not careful, not only will the entire nation be lost, but Clara’s own soul as well.
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The light flared and Clara felt herself tip forward into the brightness. She gripped the wizard’s hand as the light shifted into a multitude of colors and she continued to feel as if she fell, her skirts flapping around her. The colors spun and swirled, and she couldn’t decide if she felt joy or pain as wind whipped over her skin. Suddenly, the light faded and she dropped to her feet.
Swaying, she nearly fell but Bruin caught her.
“Easy, my lady,” he said. He smiled at her. “Did you close your eyes?”
She shook her head, grinning up at him.
He laughed. “I didn’t close my eyes on my first trip either. And I threw up when we landed. But you seem to be fine.”
Clara nodded, looking around. They stood at the top of a great tower and at their feet spread a gorgeous city, the morning light glistening off the alabaster and ivory of towering monuments, curved roofs of basilicas, grey stone and red brick of other buildings, and the haze of wood smoke overhanging it all. In the distance, light gleamed on the waters of the Lyn Tone River. Wind whistled around them and she gripped his hand tightly. Up above, a strangely shaped bird with a too-long tail flew.
“My lady,” said Bruin, “welcome to Bertrand.”
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Suzanna J. Linton decided to become a writer after reading Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. The novels made her want to create immersive worlds vibrant with interesting characters and involving plots. She attended Francis Marion University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s in English. In 2013, she published her first novel, Clara. Linton lives in South Carolina with her husband and their assorted pets.
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