Written and illustrated by Nancy Guild Bendall. Somewhere deep beneath the massive root system of our northern Canadian forest lies the continent of Nethermost, floating on a pool of liquid gold — Nethermost, an underground realm, home to magical & non-magical folk, a prosperous society with a consistently temperate climate, secreted on Earth’s second layer under unexplored wilderness — until four decades ago.
Now it is a realm brought to its knees, many citizens in exile, its climate in ruins. Eighteen year old Cait O’Quinn knows nothing of the continent of Nethermost, let alone of its grim plight. Raised in virtual captivity at the edge of nowhere Canada, she is self-deprecating and unsure. After being convinced that the fate of Nethermost rests on her uneasy shoulders, Cait's panic is palpable — "I’m just a stupid girl of little significance, leading a very dull life on a very small bump in the road. What do you want from me?"