Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no
matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems
to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.
This doesn’t stop her from competing to be included on a university-led
expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone,
but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip,
she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be
Nicole turns to her best friend, Lizzie, for help, along with fellow
student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also
happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in
As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right
choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be
studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.
“Wow! Original, classic ya fantasy. This book is simply captivating! Once
I read the first sentence, I couldn’t put the book down.” – Marina
“This story was a pleasant surprise. Exciting and full of intrigue.
Totally different take on magic. Loved the characters, even the
(purposefully) annoying ones.” – Susan
Andrea Pearson graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many
full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Katon University series), and
several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact,
the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is
where she’s happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking,
public speaking, painting, and traveling.
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