In 1315 CE the rains will come. Crops will fail. Livestock will perish. And starvation will spawn cannibalism.
People will call it the end of the world. Historians will later dub it The Great Famine of Northern Europe. But whatever anyone calls it, no one will be prepared for it.
When famine struck her settlement in 372 CE, Murga, the seer of Bury Down, was executed for failing her people. It is now November 15, 1275, and the Great Famine looms. She won’t fail them again. Because at midnight, her successor comes of age.
Megge is a protagonist easy to fall in love with, to root for, to worry about, and when dark forces enter her world, Kightlinger’s storytelling abilities shine.
shot through with dramatic tension that is certain to keep readers turning the pages, It's a full, satisfying novel that will, at the end, leave you hungry for the next installment." David Anthony Durham, author of Pride of Carthage and the Acacia trilogy