***on hold during NaNoWriMo***
When adventurous teen, Lesleigh Abbott, learns she was born in Earth's alternate realm, Cielo, she is eager to leave behind the only life she's known to embrace a world of magic, mystical animals, and a very handsome red-headed boy; however, soon after crossing, she finds the grass may not be greener.
In a realm torn apart by war and "magic-only" mania, Lesleigh is faced with a hard truth - her parents were not dead as she was once told, but they are alive...and the leaders of the rebel army, the Dark Ones.
Filled with angst and plagued by unanswered questions, Lesleigh makes the decision to leave the Western Hollows behind in order to build the relationship she's always wanted with her parents; but, like the last time she left something good behind, Lesleigh finds she's made a grave mistake.
With Initiation into the ranks of the Dark Ones just around the corner, Lesleigh must find a way to escape Ahmar, her mother's kingdom, before she's forced to kill or be killed.