2014 Compton Crook Finalist
A new adventure fantasy from author and game designer T. Eric Bakutis
Kara was thirteen when she learned her mother was dying. Five years later, the last component of her mother's cure waits in the city of Tarna, but that is one journey she may not survive.
Even as a Glyphbinder, a wielder of blood glyphs created by a people long dead, Kara is no match for the madman that hunts her or the dark forces at his beck and call. As those Kara loves fall one by one, her hunter's purpose is finally revealed.
Demons thought long defeated stir now in the shadows of her world, seeking a dark power hidden in Kara's blood. Tireless and without pity, these demons will not be satisfied until they claim Kara's world ... and her soul.
"A solid debut. Great characters and wildly imaginative."
-Stuart Jaffe, author of the Malja Chronicles
..". weaves a spell that captures the reader's attention ... and doesn't release them until the end."
-Ron Garner, Editor, Silence in the Library Publishing.
"Glyphbinder ... has engaging characters, plenty of action, and strong forward momentum."
-Laurel Anne Hill, author of Heroes Arise
"This book offers lots of action ... with the last fifty pages feeling like someone turned on the nitrous."
-Mike Cluff, Editor, Fiction Vortex