For fifteen-year-old Talullah Bridgestone, books open a window to the world outside her small town. Outside the cloaking spell. Sure, the magic protects River Hill. But its cost is true freedom. And the fragments of colored visions still haunt her, a second kind of prison.
When soldiers from a nearby kingdom break through the town's magic, Talullah gets the adventure she's always wanted, at much too high a price. A missing gemstone is the key to rescuing her family, controlling her visions, and discovering the truth about her mother's disappearance. But Talullah must travel further than she ever thought possible to find it. Where books hold more than words and the past is never truly past.
Her enemy has a spy. Her allies have secrets. And the damned dark forest could kill her before she even gets started. Master heart and mind and she'll have the strength to find what she seeks.
The threads of time are in Talullah's hands. If she fails, she'll rewrite history…and stain it with her sisters' blood.