Tessa imagined what the orchards would look like if the irrigation failed. Twining fruitless branches stretching upward, imploring the sky to open and bring forth rain. She regarded the trees, envisioning their lifeless husks, and noticed a tree with two shadows. One of the shadows shifted. Cold tendrils wove into her mind. The shadow shouldn't have been there; it was wrong.
From The Mind Behind the Mind, Chapter 1
Leera is a world where the bloody sun is said to be the head of the witch that was killed by the first witch hunter. Tessa is a witch and Bastian is a witch hunter, with witchblood. They're drawn together, caught between others struggling for power, and trying to discover who they are and what they are to each other.
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