~Elemental Series~ (Book 4: Earth) Everything grows from the soil up, but Terrin is stuck in the mud.
The other earth shifters all create beautiful things, exotic flowers, trees taller than mountains, but Terrin just sits in the manure pit making sure the soil isn't too acidic for cherry blossoms.
He hates it. He truly hates his life. After nearly three centuries of doing the exact same thing everyday, he's willing to do anything just to escape it.
So when the goddess's kingdom is shook by an earthquake, and the garden wall crumbles, Terrin takes his chance, even though touching the ground of the outside world might every well kill him.