by Mindy Klasky
On Keara's twelfth birthday, she was supposed to sacrifice her magical darkbeast raven on an altar. Instead, she spared Caw's life. Now, the priestly Inquisitors have declared her Lost, a heretic and traitor. Desperately seeking safety, Keara and Caw discover a community of "Darkers." But are those folk true rebels? Or will they betray Keara to the authorities who want to enslave her - or worse?