For the past year Darcy Pennington has agonized over the fate of her dear friend, the nark Yahto Veli, who sacrificed himself to the Oracle to set her free. As her third trip to the magical land... More > approaches, Darcy wonders if she’s capable of the daring rescue she wants to embark upon, but soon realizes there’s much more at stake.< Less
It is the summer before freshman and Darcy and her five friends have come back to Cedar Cove Family Camp and Alitheia. This time, Darcy rebels against her mysterious purpose in the alternate world... More > and impulsively “petitions” an entity called the Oracle. To receive her answer she must go on a journey, but the perils of the quest are nothing compared to the sacrifice she must face in the lair of the Oracle.< Less
“Enchantments are powerful—the most powerful magic we have,” Rubidius said. “They can change the nature and composition of animate and inanimate things alike, and they can... More > foil the plans of the most determined foes.”
“What do enchantments have to do with me?” Darcy whispered.
Darcy Pennington’s course was plotted out for her long before she ever stepped foot in Alitheia, and when she returns for her fourth visit to the magical realm, she finds even more outside her control than ever before. Darcy is finally willing to go along with her prophesied path, but a painful rejection almost pushes her over the edge. When she and her friends finally confront one of Tselloch’s gateways, nothing turns out as expected, and Darcy wonders, in the end, if there is any hope at all for her, or for Alitheia.< Less