The lives of the Criswell family are disrupted when a spacecraft crashes near their home. A single survivor is discovered amidst the wreckage-a boy named Dacke Lassiter. Ten years pass, and Raven, the youngest of the Criswells, has fallen in love with Dacke. Their plans to run away together are foiled by news of a legendary challenge. As Protectors of the Logia faith, her family is hor-bound to defend the name of the Crown against the Strages-an evil, merciless faction bent on destroying the Logia and the Crown alike. Raven prepares for the battle with her family, but when she faces Thaed, the leader of the Strages, her strength of will fails. Crushed by her actions, she is driven to the edge of sanity and the brink of suicide. The lure of retribution replaces that of self-annihilation, and Raven begins the hunt for Thaed. Her rundown ship doesn't get very far before she has to find other means of transport. She meets a lone pilot named Kaine Carrick who offers his assistance. Raven's brothers catch up to them, and the ensuing adventure leads the small group across the system to creatures of supernatural lore. But will it lead her to the justice she seeks?
Ashley Hodges Bazer can often decked out in bellbottoms and grooving out on the lighted dance floor. Okay, not really, but she does have a thing for the BeeGees. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. After earning her bachelor's degree in theatrical stage management from Arizona State University, she went on to work for Disneyland in that capacity. A love affair with books led her to work for several different bookstores. Currently a producer for an international daily radio program, she's learning to balance working, writing, and momming duties. Her debut novel, ASYLUM, was traditionally published by WestBow Press in 2012. When she's not writing, she's crocheting or belting out Broadway show tunes. And she's a real duchess! Learn more about Ashley and her upcoming books at www.AshleyBazer.com.