When the Kolmari reach the age of 16, they participate in the Spring Choosing: an event where the king's advisor selects new recruits for the army.
Serving as a soldier is all Zaide has ever wanted, and the village is so certain he'll be chosen, not a single bet is placed against him. But events don't always go as planned...
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Beth Alvarez was born and raised in southern Illinois and now resides in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee. As a child, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was the first book she read on her own. She used to write paranormal stories, but fantasy was always her first love, and she describes the Snakesblood Saga as the "book of her heart." Learn more about the author in her email newsletter!