Heart of the Sungem
(Reapers of Veltuur #2)
by Jessaca Willis
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
In a land where every murderer is condemned to the underrealm, one girl managed to escape.
Sinisa Strigidae made peace with the darkness that haunted her, and in so doing she freed herself from the crow that kept her bound to Veltuur.
Now, she sets out on an epic quest to help Prince Acari do the same.
Teaming up with an unlikely friend, Sinisa must traverse the kingdoms of Tayaraan in search of a way back into the underrealm. Without the powers of a Reaper to rely on, she’ll have to discover the forgotten strength inside her as she is tested by beasts and puzzles alike.
But with each task she faces, an even greater threat is exposed, and Sinisa will be forced to choose between her own desires and the destiny carved out for her.
About the Author:
She studied social work for both her undergrad and graduate degrees, and incorporates themes from her education (family dynamics, mental health, oppression) into her writing.
Jessaca is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves to cosplay at conventions, play video games or read comics in her downtime, and to binge-watch the latest fantasy and sci-fi television series. Along with a bunch of other self-proclaimed nerds, she lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and their human- and fur-babies.