Destiny Seeker: The Messenger
ILSI would do just about anything to break the Wall trapping her people, the Ice Chanters. But when she least expects it, Ilsi becomes the first person to pass through the Wall and into a world larger than she’d ever imagined.
RESHMA is a proud Fire Weaver who seeks revenge against the Yildirim who invaded her clan and stole the rest of her family. She joins in Ilsi’s cause to evade capture from these enemies and hopes to find allies in the outside world to help their home.
TYK is Ilsi’s childhood best friend with dreams to pass through the Wall through any means necessary. Little does he know that he will get that chance after the Yildirim capture him and train him to fight in a faraway, unfamiliar war.
ALTHOD leads the Yildirim and seeks to unite Zehra under his plans and his morals. If anyone resists, he uses his cruel power to make them see the wisdom in his ways.
DESTINY SEEKER: THE MESSENGER is Whitney McGruder’s debut novel that follows three young magic wielders as they seek to save their home by traveling to all corners of the map.
“When you are following Ilsi you will be given lots of excitement so hold on tight.” — Denise P.
“There is simply not enough representation of women in literature and I loved how the women shined here… The author didn’t give in to expected stereotypes.” — Ashley C.
“As an author and editor, I read a lot of Fantasy, especially YA fantasy. This book offered a fresh take on the genre with a compelling, fast-paced plot, a large cast of characters, and a rich story world.” — Briana M.
Destiny Seeker: The Defender
LADY LADALA and her allies are on the brink of war. Because Althod has captured and used Ilsi to grow stronger Ladala knows she faces an uphill battle. She must weaken him enough to put an end to the influence of his Entice power and free Zehra for good. Meanwhile, her human allies from Yling and Karno are eager to fight Althod head on, unable to stand by and watch his inexorable march across the continent. It will take the patience of an elf to keep everyone together.
PRINCESS DURI has been rescued from her own castle by Elven soldiers. In order to save her people, she has to step up as a leader in a way her parents and brother never prepared her for. She’ll have to make unlikely allies and hard choices if she hopes to unseat Althod and free her kingdom.
GILLY is just an Animan and Fire Weaver from Tijer, with no noble title or army, but she’ll do whatever she can to bring Ilsi and Reshma back and reunite her family—even if it means going into the heart of danger. She must learn to put her faith in others as much as herself if she intends to help Ilsi and Reshma finish what they started.
WHAT BEGAN as a conventional alliance between these three key players must become something stronger if they are to hold the line between freedom and total control.
DESTINY SEEKER: THE DEFENDER follows epic heroes, old and new, as they make their final stand in this, the conclusion of the Destiny Seeker series.
“This book dives into the mental challenges that come with choices made during war, and the scars left behind. It offers a hopeful ending for those surrounded by the support of loved ones when one has the strength to speak about how they feel and what they think.” — C.K. Sorens
“I loved this even more than the first one!!! I love all the new characters, and I especially love Duri & Gilly’s friendship.” — Karen D.