The kingdom of Runon has created the impossible: a magical energy source that siphons life from the nearby lands and feeds it back into Runon itself. On the edge of the forest lives a quiet ranger named Tatsu, who is watching the drain grow closer to his home country of Chayd. Arrested for crimes against the crown, Tatsu is taken to the capital’s prison, where the queen offers him a deal. If he travels into Runon and steals the magical source that powers the drain, she will return his freedom. Caught in the unimaginable aftermath, Tatsu knows that the only hope is to stop the siphon before it swallows the world. More and more, he finds himself at the mercy of the destruction the siphon leaves behind—and everything he has ever known will fall apart in the revelation of its horrifying truth.
Kathryn grew up in the American midwest among the cornfields and gravel roads. She originally attended university and graduated with an art degree to pursue a career in graphic design, but changed her mind at the age of 25. She went to graduate school to become a TESOL educator, and now teaches high school English in Japan, where she lives with her husband. Books have always been an important part of her life. She spent years reading everything she could get her hands on from the library, and once she moved abroad, continued to read voraciously using her Kindle. She's also an early reviewer through NetGalley and is active on Goodreads. She's been writing stories for as long as both she and her mother can remember.