The Shards of Morning by E.K. Martens
Approx. 141,480 words.
Published on April 3, 2011.
When Helena of Equanes receives a stone necklace of unimaginable power, she is thrust from the dull seclusion of her father’s estate into a perilous adventure through untamed jungle and savage desert, little suspecting that the salvation of her world rests on the one sacrifice she cannot make.