The cover for Bewilderness, the book will be released on October 12, 2021.
A curious girl is mysteriously stranded on a desolate world with no recollection of how she got there. Searching for answers in hopes of finding a way home, she comes across an oasis with a peculiar spring.
Ambrielle unknowingly draws the attention of a shadowy presence when she enters the spring and is transported to the world of Anatharia. Encountering a host of new creatures, she is taken in by one of the intelligent species. She tries to fit in, learning their culture and customs.
Her curiosity soon leads to mischief, thrusting her into an adventure that takes her across multiple worlds and back. With each use of the spring, she comes ever closer to the unseen presence that lies waiting.
The large hovanoke trees are plentiful in the forests of Anatharia. They are known for their beautiful, strong wood and are often used for furniture and buildings. They have a variety of leaf coloring ranging from yellow to orange to red. Hovanoke trees rarely grow straight, usually having a bent trunk.
It is said that the hovanokes bend towards the position of the sun in the sky at the time of their sprouting. Giving rise to tales that there are particularly rare trees called sunset hovanokes that bend to an extreme towards the horizon. There are also suspected to be sunrise hovanokes that bend towards the other horizon.
A female Kavekkian, among the wisest living on Mekkinspire in the world of Anatharia. Like most Kavekkians, she is adept at climbing and routinely leaves the mountain to walk the edges of the forest gathering fruits and other edible plants. On one of her excursions, she comes across a creature that she has never seen before, wandering through the woods.
The Apraeda trees that grow in the forests of Anatharia, produce a soft, lush fruit that is sought after by many living creatures in the area. Kavekkians typically squeeze them into juice for beverages mixed with other ingredients to enhance the weak flavor of the Apraeda fruit.