Twelve-year-old Jadiel is forced by her evil
stepmother to fetch the rejuvenating leaves from
the Eternal Tree by next full moon or her father
will be killed. On her journey, she encounters
Callen, her uncle’s apprentice, a young man
looking for a mysterious bridge. Together they
chase after confusing clues, which lead them into
danger and ultimately the treacherous Land of
Darkness. In the end, they find more than they are
looking for. The Land of Darkness is a fairy tale
rich in biblical allegory and points to the bridge
that links the mortal with the immortal life—one
that can be seen only with eyes of faith.

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Susanne C. S. Lakin comes from a family of successful writers. She grew up collating television scripts for her mother, a screenwriter, story editor, and producer for television. As an adult, Susanne assisted in developing series for television, and while raising two daughters and running a bed and breakfast inn in northern California, wrote her first three novels and a cookbook. She and her husband, Lee Miller, continue to live in California.

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