Water In A Time Of Thirst
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During a terrible nationwide drought, desert-land stretches as far as the eye can see, but Water Witchers have the ability to sense and find water beneath the ground. They do not advertise their ability due to fear of being used for slavery or government purposes.
Corbin is a Water Witcher, drifting through the wasteland when he runs into a pair of siblings desperate to survive. He quickly learns that first impressions are deceiving and is intrigued by them, especially Everleigh. A woman who is quiet and will kill without hesitation if it means survival for her and her brother. Yet, there is a child-like innocence to her that Corbin can't wrap his head around after witnessing her take down an attacker. Despite his tendency to keep to himself, thanks to past betrayals, a barbaric new law makes him go against it in order to protect Everleigh. There are ways around this law, some are legal but most are not. Either way, Corbin is not losing sight of the two siblings and will even risk revealing his gift of water witching if it means helping them.
Limits are tested, loyalty is questioned and trust becomes fragile but if there is one thing threading their lives together, its determination to survive living in a time of thirst.
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