Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one. After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, until after one such purge, a babe was found in the forest. What follows is the adventure of that child, Tallis, as she grows into a young women, one who is never fully accepted by her community and feels a strangeness growing beneath her skin. But when the elves gather their forces and emerge from the forests literally hissing Tallis’s name like a battle mantra, making friends is the least of her troubles. Tallis embarks on a quest to not only clear her name, but to find out just who she is, and who she wants to be.

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