November 2011 Indie Next List
“Ana lives in a society where everyone is reincarnated and remembers all of their past lives. As the first new soul in 5,000 years, Ana is alone and regarded as something between a child and a mayfly. On her 18th birthday, Ana sets off on a mission to discover her origins. But, in order to gain access to the information she needs, Ana must prove that even a short-lived soul is worth loving.”
— Kristen Eaton, Phoenix Books, Essex, VT
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.