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THE EVENING'S FIRST STAR

The StarSeers: Book 1

Young Seren conceals a secret as obscure as midnight. She can See the future in the stars.  

 
The scorned eighth daughter of a poor blacksmith, Seren lives in an impoverished, superstitious village set in the war-filled land of Lenfore. Her out-of-place beauty and the quiet moments she spends alone in the glen Seeing the stars have spread rumors through the village. Is she a witch?    

 

When Vega, a mysterious countess—whom Seren has Seen in the stars—enters the village and takes her to a new home in faraway Ashwin, Seren can scarcely believe her fortune. Vega reveals their true identities as two of the five StarSeers, a role far more difficult than Seren can possibly imagine. Seren learns that The Legend of the Five is not a fable, but an ancient prophecy that must be fulfilled if the vanished city, Asalle and its lost sovereign, who will restore order to the Capella Realm, are ever to return.

 
Years later, a cryptic invitation arrives at Ashwin to invite Vega and Seren to the Tourney of Sidra. Disguising herself as nobility, Seren must maneuver inconspicuously through court and search for clues to help find the other three StarSeers. But the stars forewarn Seren of a dangerous stranger who will be her greatest foe. Is the stranger Dolan, Earl of Ascom, whose unwelcome eyes linger too long? Can it be the harsh gaze of a knight, who seems to be following her? Will love cloud her judgment?   

 

Time is running out to find the other StarSeers and See Asalle's hidden place; enemies are growing in number. When tragedy strikes Vega's army, Seren realizes that finally seizing her destiny means trusting in the one person she's never had confidence in—herself.  

Excerpt from The Evening's First Star: 


“Vega, you always believe—” 


“Aye. Always, Seren.” Vega cut her off, brows crossed. “And you must, too. Or we haven’t a chance of fulfilling our fortune. Sometimes faith is all you have, Seren. The Legend of the Five is a prophecy older than anyone in this land can remember. Most believe it is nothing more than a fairy tale, for it takes great faith to believe in what you cannot see. And, the thought of StarSeers—of the heavens speaking and guiding us—has faded into an obscurity as dark as a starless night. Yet, here you are. And you, Seren, must at least, have faith in yourself.”