Emma Rawlin's childhood is shrouded in pain, misery and tragedy.

Then she discovered the Five Clans, and things only got worse.

Now Emma is slowly trying to rebuild her life -- away from her family, away from Lochlann. But her energy and drive are a thin mask concealing the shadows still lying across her heart.

Emma uneasily appoints herself Christopher Prescott's guide amongst the people of the Five Clans. Little does she suspect that, through this unlikely friendship, will come a darkness deeper than even she has ever known.

Copyright © 2006 Shannon Patrick Sullivan.
Illustration courtesy Maurice Fitzgerald.