The first time Layla met the magical and mysterious Aezra, she was just a child lost in the woods. Two decades later, convinced their encounter was only a dream worthy of the childish imagination, she finds herself whisked away into a parallel world; a world full of magic, beauty, harmony and adventure.
What she finds is everything she has been looking for - love, family, belonging - but fate moves her down a dangerous path. In the kingdom of Bhumi, she is forced to enter the Sanctuary - a place where all the women are sent to conquer the power of enchanted mystical flowers. They’ve had their entire lives to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead … and Layla just got there.
Danger lurks on every side and difficulties lie in every direction. Facing the seemingly impossible task of taming the Golden Flower, Layla soon finds herself at the limit of her emotional and physical endurance.
Will she ever defeat the Golden Flower or will she fail and lose the challenge - and worse - her life?
A novel of pain, of life lessons, of the world around us and the world inside us, of taking care of ourselves and always - always - pressing forward to our goals. Fantasy, romance and adventure collide in this thrilling saga.