Transform or perish. Fourteen-year-old Rafen-the royal family's adopted son and the legendary figure known as the Fledgling of the Phoenix-is sure there is a conspiracy underway. Torn from the family he loves, he is forced to flee. He finds himself in the Woods with no food, no friends, and no weapons.
The Woods hold many secrets-and one of them is the truth about his bloodline. Rafen must draw his sword to face not just the Lashki Mirah, but the demons and sorcery that made him what he is.
Y. K. Willemse is a committed Christian, serious coffee drinker, and sassy music teacher. Her Mum sealed her fate when she read six-year-old Yvette the book Dangerous Journey (a simplified version of Pilgrim's Progress with surprisingly graphic pictures). First published in a teenage anthology at sixteen, Yvette has wanted to be an author for a long time. Yvette was a finalist in New Zealand's Re-Draft competition, 2009. Additionally, she was top student in Massey University's distance component of Editing and Publishing, 2012; and she was a finalist in the Innovation category of the Waikato Recognyz Youth Awards, 2013.