The ages-past prequel to AN ACCIDENTAL GODDESS Sorcery, Treachery, and Love... A war of dark magic has waged for centuries as the powerful sorcerer, Rothal-Kiarr, has defended the Land from evil wizardry through his control of the Orb of Knowledge. But the balance of power could shift if, as foretold by the rune stones, a young village healer lives long enough to reach her eighteenth birthday. Born in the midst of a maelstrom, her fate sealed with a sorcerer's spell, Khamsin of Cirrus Cove flees for her life when, on her eighteenth birthday, her village is attacked by deadly Hill Raiders. Then her rune stones reveal a quest: Khamsin must take control of the Orb of Knowledge or there will never be peace is the Land. With the help of Ciro, an elderly wizard, and an enigmatic man named Rylan, Khamsin must face danger, demons, and heartache. But her greatest challenge comes as a question: Can Khamsin accept the truth of who she is? It is Wintertide... and the Land awaits her answer.