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He groaned, and his eyelids fluttered. “Water.” A pitcher sat on the floor beside the bed, but instead of reaching for it, his eyes slid closed again. His lips were cracked, and hectic color burned in his cheeks.
Her fear drained away. Even if he woke, by tomorrow he would only remember her dimly, if at all.
Curious, she moved closer. Leah didn’t know why Qeturah’s son was hidden up here—locked in, no less—but her instincts told her Qeturah wouldn’t be pleased to find her up here.
Stooping, Leah poured some water into a clay cup, then offered it to the youth. “Here.”
He didn’t respond, his eyes still closed.
Leah could feel the heat burning off him from six inches away. He needed water. Concerned, she shook his shoulder. “Wake up.”
The instant she touched him, his eyes snapped open. He grabbed her wrists and rolled her over onto the bed, staring down with fever-bright eyes and bared teeth. His dark hair fell in shaggy locks around his face. He looked feral.
She ought to have been afraid—her mother had warned her never to enter a bedchamber occupied by a nobleman—but she had the strange sense that while he could be dangerous, he would never be dangerous to her.
About Through Fire & Sea:
Mirror mirror, hear my call…
In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm’s most powerful lords. She’s hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she’s a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.
In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.
As Leah and Holly’s lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they’ve ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love…