The Legend of Kimberly: Inheritance by J.R. Leckman
Series: The Legend of Kimberly, Book 1.
Approx. 59,090 words.
Published on October 23, 2011.
When Kimberly finds a magic sword, she is taken away from Earth and her abusive father to a world called Auviarra, a place she thought her grandfather had invented.
Striving to become the kind of hero she has always read about, Kimberly soon discovers a growing darkness inside, a darkness that is being cultivated by the evil creatures she is hunting. Will she stay human, or succumb to the magic?