“Barron is a fantastic writer. The book is part fantasy, part thriller with an upbeat tempo, where a lot happens but still manages to uniformly fall from one scene to the other.” – Unathi
An explosive fantasy set in a West African world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the power necessary to fight the mother she has never been good enough for. Arrah is a young woman from a long line of the most powerful witch doctors in the land. When strange premonitions befall her family and children in the kingdom begin to disappear, Arrah undergoes the dangerous and scorned process of selling years of her life for magic. This borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal and a danger beyond what she could have imagined. Now Arrah must find a way to master magic, or at least buy it, in order to save herself and everything she holds dear.