Coming soon from Magnolia Press…

A Garden of light and shadow

Sasha Chantry has always known that she would be a dancer, just like her grandmother. But when her beloved Baba Nadia dies, a host of disturbing visions and other neurological symptoms begin to threaten Sasha’s dancing career and her very life.

As her mind and body weaken, Sasha falls deeper into Kingsgarden, the glittering but dangerous world of her nightmares, where she has been sold as a thrall: a mute and mindless source of magical power to be used—or abused—by wealthy citizens.

When the nightmare doesn’t end, Sasha finds herself trapped in Kingsgarden. Under the eyes of her suspicious owners and the corrupt House of Light and Shadow which first enslaved her, Sasha fights to win her freedom and find her way home.

She isn’t certain if Kingsgarden is a real place or a construct of her fractured mind, but this distinction seems less important than her plans for escape—until the moment she realizes that “home” isn’t necessarily where she thought it was. Torn apart by conflicting bonds of love and obligation, Sasha must now decide once and for all if the line between reality and madness is as important, or as fixed, as one might think.