Banned

Where do the Banned go when home’s no longer home?

The lyrics of the old village tune haunt Astrea, who wants nothing more than to feel like she belongs in the redhead Rudan tribe. To prove it, she captures a unicorn who has wandered into the Mist, the first hope of meat for a while in the famine-ridden land.

But unicorns are magical creatures, and anyone who kills or eats one will become cursed.

When the tribe council votes to eat him anyway, Astrea fears the worst. She’s determined to figure out a way to fix it before the tribe pays for her actions.

This is part one of Running Toward Illumia, which will be released in three parts over the next few months.

Synopsis

Where do the Banned go when home’s no longer home?

The lyrics of the old village tune haunt Astrea, who wants nothing more than to feel like she belongs in the redhead Rudan tribe. To prove it, she captures a unicorn who has wandered into the Mist, the first hope of meat for a while in the famine-ridden land.

But unicorns are magical creatures, and anyone who kills or eats one will become cursed.

When the tribe council votes to eat him anyway, Astrea fears the worst. She’s determined to figure out a way to fix it before the tribe pays for her actions.

This is part one of Running Toward Illumia, which will be released in three parts over the next few months.

Angel Leya began writing as a child, but only within the past decade has become serious, about trying to perfect and share her craft, creating clean young adult fiction with a touch of magic and romance. Current books include Skye's Lure, a contemporary romance for lovers of the Little Mermaid, Raven, a short story about a winged siren, and Poetry in Composition, a collection of poems and photos to move the heart.

Great start to a fantasy novel! We are quickly drawn into the world (and worries) of the young female hunter, Astrea. She captures a unicorn to feed her starving village, and then quite rightly has second thoughts. In no time at all, we're on board for a thrilling ride with this uncertain young woman and a sarcastic unicorn. I'm looking forward to the next installment!