Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger and discovery, shaking the Great Land to its foundations. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.
About the Author:
David A. Willson grew up throughout the western United States, including Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Amid the change, he found books to be his happy place, reading science fiction and fantasy. As he moved to adulthood, he began to enjoy mainstream fiction, but it never held the place in his heart that magic and spaceships always did.
Throughout his life, a recurring interest has been the protection of children. Whether it be raising his own kids or protecting others, child welfare has been a primary effort, both personally and professionally. As he gets closer to retirement, he hopes to inspire and encourage youth through his creative efforts. His first novel, Looking for Dei, is the first step in that direction.