The Blood Garnet
Ametrine - A glowing jewel of an empire, resting on the western side of a continent that is split down the middle by a vast, impassable forest.
Once with great power and wealth, Ametrine's light is slowly dying, as its nine courts ignore the needs of the country and bicker amongst themselves about land, commerce, politics, and their individual rights to the Garnet Throne; the seat of power that has remained untouched for the past twenty-two years. With the country sinking, all eyes begin to turn in fear towards the barbaric tribes in the South, and Ametrine's jealous cousins to the North.
Amidst all of this lives Lenora Sparks, the second daughter of the late Lord Gabriel Sparks, and possibly the most headstrong, wilful, and fiercely stubborn young girl in the Emerald Court. Stuck in a life with no freedom, Lenora's plans to escape her prison and live like her adventurous father seem utterly impossible. Until the adventure and danger come to her. Literally overnight, Lenora is taken from her home and wakes up next to an unfamiliar sea, on the side of the forest where her people have not tread in over 300 years.
Lost and alone, Lenora joins forces with two terrifying allies whom are also trying to get home, though the bond they make may very well end Lenora's life. That is, if the curious soldiers with the playing cards stitched to their uniforms and a crazed circus ring leader don't get to her first.
The unfamiliar will become familiar and the home she once knew will become more and more dangerous, as Lenora's journey across the Eastern Side unearths the truth about herself, her family, and her country - a truth that will change the faces of who she can trust forever.
Back in Ametrine, a formidable foe has returned to take back what rightfully belongs to them. When Ametrine can no longer stand, friendly faces will show their dark side, enemy will become ally, and not even the dead will be able to hold back the secrets that could very well destroy the kingdom.