Hauled into a hidden, 16th century, magical civilization, nerdy teenager Diamond must unleash the destructive new powers within herself to defend her ancestors in a war she doesn’t know she started.
Midnight, 30th September, 1509.
Serena wanted to run.
The hourglass stood on the altar stone in the center of the clearing. A cruel wind sliced through the trees, stinging Serena’s hands and drawing tears from her eyes, but she welcomed the sensation. At least, for now, she could feel.
“Take the glass,” the witch instructed, capturing Serena’s gaze across the altar. “Turn it once and see that you have controlled time.”
The glass felt like ice in Serena’s trembling hand as she turned it. Beneath its moonlit surface, the rushing sands of time slowed to a trickle and stilled. For the sake of the man standing beside her, she stifled a sob.
She reached into her cloak pocket, reassuring herself that the second hourglass was tucked inside. Either a last hope or a fatal trap; she knew only that it would rob her of her children. Again.