Laura E. Thompson
Humans are “primitive, unintelligent, and highly emotional.” Luckily that's only half of Isobel's problem...Dark beasts and terror are coming. Isobel is warned that only her special instincts and abilities can save her villagers from extinction caused by evil creatures called the Carachi, possibly sent by her mother’s killer. To save her people and preserve her safe realm, Isobel must cross the bridge from her childish mind to reality and accept that she cannot escape her destiny.
Legends are steeped in truth and there is much to learn about the secrets of the realm in which Isobel lives. Isobel must now leave her childhood home in Greenhill to forge new bonds with an ancient race that has been hidden for centuries, and try to persuade them to emerge once again and fight for her people. If successful, Isobel could confront her mother’s killer......But, if she fails, the realm could fall into darkness forever.
Full of adventure, The Burden of Destiny follows a young heroine’s quest to find her place and save her people. It will inspire readers by addressing the meaning of trust, duty, loss, love, and the importance of preserving the world in which we all belong.