Meg Smitherman, author
At the center of a forbidden ruin, an artifact of black stone is unearthed. Archaeologist Ru Delara, vilified by the scientific community for believing in magic, is summoned to investigate. But when she arrives, she finds herself inexorably drawn to the artifact, even though it could harbor untold destructive power. Determined to discover the artifact’s true nature, Ru and mysterious stranger Fen must unravel the secrets of the artifact before it falls into the wrong hands… before its darkness engulfs them all.