Jessica Hernandez was born and raised in the beautifully sunny state of Florida. She attended the University of Miami, where she spent more time than she cares to admit daydreaming of a faraway land called Acu. Upon graduating with a degree in English and Political Science in 2014, Jessica put pen to paper and brought Acu to life—so was born the Hawk of Stone duology.
It's been a year since Kaia’s first encounter with the turned ones. Soon, it will be known whether or not the curse was meant to have an end. If it wasn’t, can Kaia and the others learn to make lives for themselves in a forsaken land like Mar? Will they ever truly know safety there? Things have changed, and Kaia worries that it is only a matter of time before blades are turned against them.
The Utdrendans have spoken. Sixteen-year-old Kaia Stone has been named. If she accepts the task presented to her and succeeds, it will be made possible for the accursed Kingdom of Mar to be freed. The path to success, however, will be fraught with danger; not all is at it seems, and forces determined to work against Kaia are gathering.