$7.99 mass market paperback
Released: December 2010
For thousands of years, the people of Sea Forest have been classified into two groups—royalty and commoners. The rulers have kept most knowledge, and the highly sought after zabba root to themselves.
Marhi has spent most of her life living among the roots of the trees and eking out a living smuggling zabba root. When her village becomes sick with a deadly disease, she must risk capture to abduct a healer, one with the knowledge necessary to save her family and friends.
Korl is a prince in every sense of the word—arrogant and haughty. When he's kidnapped out of his bed by a beautiful but lowly commoner, he doesn't know what to think, only that every time he looks at her he can't help the longing that washes over him.
The prince reluctantly agrees to help her people, but it comes with a steep price...one Marhi might not be willing to pay.
First off, the world building in the book was incredible, amazing, fantastic. It was so good, I couldn't pick one word to describe it, so I had to use three. Kathryne Kennedy has done an amazing job with her world, and with the book in general. This had a fairy princess, long ago and far away feel to it, with a fantasy twist and love story powerful enough to suck you in and not release you until the last page. I can't wait to see more from this incredibly talented author.
Carla gives this book a