Ben! she shouted, and then again, Ben! No one responded to her call. Ben! she tried crying out again, harder this time. The thick smoke curled inside Aira's throat and made her cough immediately. Her eyes began to water. Ben! He still had to be alive. Or was there anyone who was still alive? When the village where Aira lived was attacked, Ben was taken away. In her quest to find him, she discovered that among others, Hidde the blacksmith, Scarlett, and Phlox were also victims. In the midst of their close collaboration and strong camaraderie, Aira had a secret that she carefully held back in reserve. What was it? Sharon Ulfman, born January 27, 1989 in Werkendam, wrote stories and poems from her childhood days. She wrote her first serious story when she was in the first grade. It was very much appreciated by her classmates and her family. This positive reception fueled the emergence of her prolific writing talent. More than four years later, encouraged by all the affirmative responses to her work over the years, she completed her first full-length book.