2006 National Reader’s Choice Award.
Holt Medallion Finalist – HOLT is an acronym for Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent.
Born with a weak heart and an odd birthmark, Lana is a frail farm girl who never could have imagined being magically fated to become a fey host for the sword spirit, Valor. And now the magical sword is missing, stolen from the vaults of Tara, the faery home. The disturbing wonders altering Lana’s life have only just begun.
Enter Keegan, a fearless fey guardian of the waters, who must find the magical sword for his king. Believing only the physically strong deserve life, Keegan never expects to meet his match in the small, spirited beauty he needs to guide him to the sword.
Across dangerous passage tombs beset with enemies, to the shadowy worlds below, through battles of the spirit and body, Lana and Keegan find that destiny has a price. And that even a forbidden and fevered love must be set aside when all the land lies in peril.
As an invading army sweeps Eire’s shores, a sickly girl must find the strength to face her mysterious fate and claim a guardian’s heart . With a passion that, once unleashed, could lead them both into a terrible darkness . Or into the light of a forever love.