The Stranger Trilogy, Book Two
The hunted becomes the hunter as Amarta, The Seer, sets out across the land to find others like herself and to understand her own power.
On the way to the most famous predictor of all—the Heart of Seuan—Amarta walks the greatest wonder of the world: The Island Road, a living land mass that forms unpredictably, producing tremendous wealth for a lucky few.
As she travels, Amarta learns to wield her power in ways that she did not foresee, at a cost that she could not imagine.
Innel, the former Lord Commander, is sold into anonymous slavery. On his way to certain death, he is [instead] given to a wealthy Perripin merchant. Does the merchant know who he was before? Though they walk separate paths, Amarta and Innel's questions are one and the same: Who am I now?
Maelstrom—the second book of The Stranger Trilogy—continues Amarta’s and Innel’s journeys through fantastic lands and powerful magic.
Be sure to start with the first book in the trilogy, Unmoored, and to continue with the stunning conclusion in Landfall.
Chapter One, Maelstrom
"I require a body."
Natun admitted to himself that his cousin Bolah's lack of reaction was impressive. He had timed his words to see if she might waver even the slightest. Mid-pour, she had been, the pink stream of tea forming a surface froth in his porcelain cup.
Her motion continued smooth and deliberate as she returned the tea cylinder to its place on the side table, then seated herself across from him.
"What sort of body, cousin?" she asked.
A body that could be viewed by thousands, yet still not truly be known. But how to say that, without revealing too much?
It was a terribly delicate matter.