Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea.
It is here, in the drafty halls of the Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy with a troubling vision of her future, and a relic that holds the power of an ancient Star. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, revealing long-forgotten tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that Talia unravels about the gods' history--and her own--the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer.
In conversation with Amy Trueblood.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOANNA RUTH MEYER lives in Mesa, Arizona with her dear husband and a rascally feline named Bertie. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to convince her piano students that Bach is actually awesome, or plotting her escape from the desert. She loves good music, thick books, loose leaf tea, rainstorms, and staring out of windows. She aspires to own an old Victorian house with creaky wooden floors and a tower (for writing in, of course!).