At eighteen, Moreina di Bianco is a young healer who believes in medicine, not magic, even while possessing a second sight she can't fully explain. So when the Faranzine Talisman chooses Reina to reawaken an ancient magic and end a war, she must reconcile her beliefs, unlock the talisman's secrets, and harness the magic within.
Reluctant to accept help, Reina agrees to allow two determined escorts to accompany her on her journey for truth, but each comes with a mysterious past of his own. Her estranged childhood friend, Quinn D'Arturio, left their village years ago and only recently returned, harboring dark secrets behind a solemn exterior. And despite his status as a perfect stranger, a dashing captain by the name of Niles Ingram is quick to fight by Reina's side at whatever the cost. That someone she's only just met would give his life for hers is a sobering realization of the ever-present danger Reina has jumped into.
There's just one problem with Reina's two companions. They, too, are featured in the talisman's prophecy--as potential suitors. But what woman wants a suitor, let alone two, when she's tasked with defeating a usurping general, ending a war, finding the true king, and rightfully seating him on the throne?
About the Author
L. Ryan Storms is a writer, photographer, traveler, and dreamer. She's a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of SCBWI who enjoys working PR & Marketing for her local library. She has written articles featured on the front page of local newspapers, but mostly she writes novels near and dear to her heart. She holds a B.S. in Marine Science from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a Master's in Business Administration from Marist College, but writing young adult fantasy has always been her true passion. Her novel, A Thousand Years to Wait was an award-winning finalist in American Book Fest's 2019 Best Book Awards. Storms lives in Pennsylvania with her cancer-survivor husband, two children, and a rescue zoo featuring two dogs, two cats, and an ex-racehorse. When she's not writing, reading, or keeping her kids in line, she enjoys hiking, photography, and planning the next big adventure. Find out what L. Ryan Storms is working on & visit her blog at www.lryanstorms.com. You can also find her frequently tweeting about writing (and parenting) on Twitter (@LRyan_Storms).
Jess Bieber holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is also one of the founders of Glow Creative Innovations, LLC, a Pittsburgh based organization with the motto 'Art from the Heart.' Her artwork can frequently be seen at the Steel City Comic Con. More about Jess Bieber can be found at www.entertheglow.com.
"Adventure! Danger! Magic! A budding romance! All wrapped up in an epic quest! L. Ryan Storms has created a vividly-described world of legend. Into that world, she's placed a strong-willed, intelligent, young woman of principle and a cast of memorable characters. Billed as a YA fantasy, A Thousand Years to Wait begins a tale sure to enthrall YA and adult readers alike." --SORCHIA DUBOIS, AUTHOR OF THE ZORAIDA GREY TRILOGY
"Beautifully written with lush world-building. Right in my fantasy-loving wheelhouse!" --SHANAH MCCREADY OF BIONICBOOKWORMBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
"Witty dialogue, captivating world-building, and a twisting journey kept me turning the pages." --JEAN GRANT, AUTHOR OF A HUNDRED KISSES