FIRE

CYA Conference Winner 2017 — Young Adult Manuscript

NO-ONE CAN TOUCH HER. 
NO-ONE CAN PROTECT HER.

Set in the darkest ages of ancient Greece, Nia is a foundling with skin that burns to the touch, searching for meaning in a world she does not understand.  When a tragic accident ignites the hatred of her female warrior clan against her, Nia is sentenced to die at the hands of her own people.

As she fights to survive, Nia learns that another foundling has kept her powers hidden, until now. Scy, wielder of ice, flees with Nia to the city of Salamina and the two swear never to use their powers for harm. Desperate to discover the secrets of their heritage, Nia and Scy join with charismatic vigilante Thief, who seeks to use the girls’ abilities in his bid to rule.

Hunted by her clan, manipulated by those she trusts, Nia is forced to make a terrible choice: use her powers to kill, or the people she loves will die.

Submitting to publishers in October 2017. Contact georgina.ballantine@gmail.com for more information.