by J.A. Beard
To be a crafter is to control the essences of the world. To be a crafter of House Lran is to control the very essence of being, the mind.
Shala, a naive Lrani scholar, is drawn into a horrific world of genocidal cults and paranoid imperial officials when she stops a massacre.
Now, a dark conspiracy hides the truth, and the scholar is determined to seek out that truth.