#S-14 YA Urban Fantasy: MORNING STAR
When Dani discovers she’s heir to the Animal Kingdom and the key to ending the deadly feud that killed her parents, she must decide what she’ll risk and who she’ll sacrifice to fulfill her destiny.
This is where the elephants died.
Dani's parched throat, the pain of her swollen feet, vanished at the first sight of the body-dent in the dust. The miles she’d walked were worth it. Home – its fertile soil, heavy green trees – seemed a dream compared to the harsh Kenyan light, the twisted baobab trees, the smooth depressions that spoke death.
The ground called to her. She knelt, placing her palms to the compressed land. She closed her eyes and saw bones buried there, deep under the sand, bones that held the shape of the earth. They whispered. I’m still here. I haven’t left. Remember me. A tingling current started in her fingertips, wound its way up her arms and joined the elephant’s life force to her own.