A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.
Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.
Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.
But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.
With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever? @goodreads
On many nights in Wil's childhood, the queen would hold her and rock her to sleep, and she would whisper, "Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear."
I fell right in love with Wil and her two brothers Gerdie and Owen. Her brother, Baren, not so much. I love Gerdie the most. He has a sickness but he's totally cool. He's always making creations and blowing things up in his ventures of making said creations. There always seems to be a big boom in the castle. Lol, but he has made some awesome things and he's a super good guy.
Wil has a power and it comes out one day when she's attacked in the markets when Gerdie is with her. Gerdie tries to find out what is wrong with her, he's a very good brother.
But when something tragic happens, Wil is banished from the kingdom. I really hope she gets to see Gerdie again. Wil never wanted to hurt the people she loved but it happens sometimes. It made me sad too.
Wil travels from the North to the South to try to find a man that might can cure her. She ends up running into some new characters: Loom and Zay. I fall in love with them when I find out they are good people. Loom has some problems with his father who is a king as well. Loom and Zay find out what Wil can do but they don't want anyone to know. This could be bad for Wil. But there are other things going on and Wil is going to try to help.
It's such a great story and I really hope the next one is going to be even better!