by Dartanyan Johnson
Lendelam is a successful freelance portal maker, and a happy wife and mother. But when she is contacted by the king of Crestahn to conjure a portal near one of the crystal shards she had neglected to deplete, her past comes barreling back to haunt her. The king wants to use the essence as a weapon that could potentially end the war, but she refuses to help him kill billions in a battle she wants no part of. Accustomed to getting his way, the king forces her hand, and heartbroken, Lendelam makes the hardest decision of her life.