Janet Skyy was never quite as interested as her father Leslye in the myths of the lost City of Light. She is far more fascinated with hiking away from their ancient, secluded home into the nearby village to listen to an old traveling merchant and his wife tell tales of cities and places afar, and how those people were saved from a terrible plague by the Dramenian foreigners, far from their home across the sea. There seems way she will ever meet one, or find a reason why her father regards them with such hostility. Her world is turned on its head when the merchants arrive with a mysterious artifact for her father to examine. Janet finds herself drawn into an adventure to explore secrets long buried, and begins to see that there is more to her father than she has ever kwn - and why they all have so much to fear.
Stacy Shofner Williams is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma. Her idea of the perfect day is whiling away a rainy, dreary day typing stories into her laptop or painting a picture while Beethoven music plays in the background. Or movie soundtracks. Particularly Star Wars. She's a geek. Her novel OF SHADOW AND ASH was spawned long ago as a spinoff of one of her characters in an online Star Wars fan fiction writing club. Over time it evolved into something altogether different, while retaining its scifi/fantasy flavor. Her next project is a continuation of that story and she has many others in mind. To follow this author, find her on Twitter at twitter.com/janetskyy or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StacyShofnerWilliams. Sometimes she even blogs at uplatewritingbooks.com.