Kay L. Ling began writing fiction at an early age. In grade school, her stories evidenced a sense of wonder and love of adventure. In one, mythical creatures lived and traveled inside a rainbow, and in another, a bored sixth-grader turned her teacher into a maroon sofa and then teleported herself to London. As she grew up, Kay never lost her ability to imagine strange and wondrous peoples and places, and now she would like to share her unique fantasy adventures with others. Her novels are G-rated and can be enjoyed by fantasy lovers of most any age.
Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore,
it sounded far-fetched. She should have closed the books right then and walked away.
Special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible.
Or dangerous.Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another
world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master with unimaginable powers.
Lana decides an exploratory mission seems harmless. She can visit the other world and come up
with a plan. Who knew there would be flying serpents, carnivorous insects, and goblin-like
mutant gnomes? Or that she'd end up in a dungeon while the queen decides whether to kill her
or turn her into an enchanted creature? The gem master hopes to rule Lana's world next and
already has plans in motion. Lana is determined to escape from the dungeon, but then what?
She has two potential allies with gem powers, and she's afraid of both. But with two worlds
in danger, and time running out, she may have to trust them.
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending but the resolution
opens the door for further adventures. Pick up book 2, Shadowglade, and book 3,
Runes and Relics, which concludes this series.