WATTYS 2016 WINNER
Untouchable. Stone. Jewel - these are some of the names used for people who are born with a gemstone at the centre of their forehead. This unfortunate phenomenon cannot be detected before birth, it cannot be prevented, if a family has a Jewelled child, there is only one outcome:
Before they're sixteen, they will have to leave human society forever and serve "the Zephyr".
Among the Jewels there are those who have it worse. Those who sport clear diamonds on their foreheads, the Undefined.
The downtrodden, the unlucky - the doomed.
Cello Riles and Syianne Locke are both Undefined. On their sixteenth birthday, they each leave their homes and travel across the country to the Zephyr, attempting to go into service. Though aside from the place, or thing, that will take them from human society forever - what IS the Zephyr?
There are only questions promised, only shadowy riddles guaranteed. Yet faced with no other choice they must venture forth and plunge into the unknown - the Zephyr.
[A big thanks to @stpolishook for being a wonderful friend and helping me figure out how to write a better synopsis]
COVER BY Abyss-of-Crazy