Will she obey? Will she follow? Can she trust? Can she succeed? Tachee, the last of the mantii race, faces these questions as she begins her journey. She is constantly being taught and trained; but for what? She wonders, and she prays... Tachee awakes one morning to find her usual routine and lone companion are taken away suddenly. In the elvish city, Un Wava, Tachee begins discovering her skills, learns a history she never knew, and develops much longed for friends. She finds contentment, when she is called to leave it all behind, and by someone Tachee never thought she would encounter. Unsure of herself but discontent to stay, she chooses to obey and embarks on a journey that both reveals and develops her true character. Danger, excitement, rest and friendship await her on a journey through a land full of secrets, darkness and enemies. However, light is coming... Athena Taylor Lester is a home school student who loves reading, and particularly enjoys fantastical fiction. She started writing at an early age, and at 13 decided to try her hand at writing a full-scale fantasy novel. Her passion is to write stories that are not bogged down with superfluous spooks or false ideas frequently found in fantasy novels. In contrast, her desire is to write enjoyable adventures wherein her readers are left encouraged and with themes reinforcing truth. In all of her novels (this one and the ones still in her head) she strives for messages reflecting truth and inspiration to press on toward the mark set before us. Athena lives in North Central Arkansas and she wants everyone to know her favorite color is pink.