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When Keirann rudely mocks a group of Sephtian monks, followers of an outcast faith, she unwittingly releases a stone of power. Caught in a blaze of light that results in a horrifying vision, a male voice in her head declares her the Feyling – fated protector against prophesied calamity. The only problem? Keirann, one of the Ouala-elect – destined to become the leader of the Faithful of Illyia – does not believe any of it and she certainly has no power!
As a Weaver, Keirann is supposed to be extraordinarily talented in the magical arts but she proves resistant and defiant to all her training. Keirann’s home, Kenderas, is a secluded mountain village, famous as the home of the Luan – elite and deadly soldiers in the service to the High King of Angern. All Keirann ever wanted was to become one of the Luan but this is forbidden to her. Weaver’s must never be involved in battle, for their talents are too easily abused, capable of causing untold damage to the etheric fabrics of the world and anyone who does so would be a scourge and labeled Unraveler.
When her estranged, and heavy-handed father, provides Keirann with an ultimatum; become Ouala or be married off and provide an heir, Keirann reacts in anger unknowingly revealing herself as an Unraveler. Feeling trapped, she chooses freedom. Unwilling to sacrifice her life for a faith she does not believe in and an absurd ill-gotten destiny, Keirann flees Kenderas. Accompanied by a glowing wisp named Twigs and the strange talking stone, she seeks to make a new life, while dangerous mercenaries are close on her heels. Destiny is a fickle mistress and try as she might Keirann cannot escape. Tragedy strikes and Keirann must face the devastating and life-altering consequences of her choices. Meanwhile, ancient forces stir, mythical beasts awaken, and dark forces snarl at Keirann’s feet forcing her to face her destiny or perish along with all she loves.
TANGLED THREADS is an epic fantasy complete at 114,000 words and will appeal to fans of Anne Bishops Black Jewels Trilogy or Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.