Timothy A. Taylor
Shadows and Lights
For Ketya Ban Evren, life among the nobility of Aryam is marked by lies and deception. Descended from a once-proud royal line, Ketya's fortunes are now anything but secure, leaving her with only her wits and charm to help her survive.
When she catches the eye of the stunning and influential Baroness Etna A'Fallel, Ketya believes her fortunes are about to change for the better. Too late, though, she realizes her mistake after she is inducted into the alluring and secretive Cult of Shadows. There she discovers horrors beyond her worst nightmares.
And yet, as her life falls to pieces and all she loves is stripped away, Ketya finds herself on a path that will lead her to one of the most pivotal moments in the history of Aryam. There she will discover redemption and her role in undoing the darkness consuming the world.
A companion to the Last Singer trilogy, linking The Singer and The Seer, Shadows and Lights tells Ketya's story, from the circumstances that led her into darkness to the love and mercy that freed her.
"An amazing debut effort from artist Timothy A. Taylor. This book introduces us to the world of Aryam, its people, cultures, and rich history. The writing is tight and passionate, but also thoughtful and in places even lyrical.This author and this series is now on my favorites shelf."
-Michele Yardumian, author The Books of the Faeltheon