Descending into darkness might be the only way to the light.
Elise and Frankie are on the run as the supernatural Sages are hunted down and put to death. The tyrannical king of Stromboden is out for blood, and the twins aren’t safe even if they are his children. But the mad Count Carvil is after them too, bent on taking the kingdom as his own and using the mysterious mind-poisoning metal, Obluvium, to enact his revenge. As danger closes in around them, Elise doesn’t even feel safe in her own skin, haunted by how dark her own talents can become. Frankie desires nothing more than to let his rising anger out in battle, a battle their small band is proved ill-prepared to fight.
But when Elise is kidnapped, an uneasy alliance is formed. Elise finds herself diving ever deeper into the dark depths of her Sage gifts in hopes of controlling an army, and Frankie must use all his power to bring peace to his people instead of the war he had longed for, even if it means changing the course of time.
Caught up in a tempest of vengeance, blood-ties, and powers beyond their control, the twins must discover what is truly worth fighting for and make the ultimate sacrifice to save an entire world.
Sometimes even saviors need redemption.
Frankie and Elise are safe in their original reality, but the portal closed taking their cherished guardian with it. The twins expect a homecoming, but they’re greeted with suspicion instead. In Stromboden, sages are seen as evil, and those with supernatural abilities aren’t welcome in the kingdom regardless of their royalty. The twins’ rapidly expanding abilities reveal startling facets of themselves; dark fathoms of the heart are the most difficult to behold. Can their powers grow enough to save their guardian, cast adrift across space and time? Or will their abilities spiral out of control and change them into the monsters their own people condemn to chains?
Wayfarer is the second book in the sci-fi/fantasy Obluvium series. R. Dawn Hutchinson creates an immersive world packed with other-worldly powers, swash-buckling action, and heartfelt emotion.
Eleven-year-old Elise converses with animals.
Her twin brother, Frankie, unwittingly opens portals to other worlds. As if fitting in with their strange abilities at St. Dominic’s Children’s Home wasn’t hard enough, sinister men appear one day in search of the twins. Aided by their formidable librarian, Frankie and Elise evade capture and flee across the country. They find themselves in hiding on a Texas ranch with a quirky physicist and his tall, dark, and mysterious wife. There, the twins learn that the men searching for them are enemies of the father they never knew they had, the ruler of a faraway kingdom. The kingdom of Stromboden is so far away in fact, it’s not even in this reality.
The children must stay hidden from their hunters long enough for the doorway to their world to reopen for escape, but their unique talents rustle up clues that the ranch may not be the safe haven that it seems.