In a peaceful town in modern-day Australia, Lucida Green breathes living colours into the air, attempting to make particles of pure matter. As the heir to a secret legacy it is her birthright to remove the spectral toxins that unmake reality, but first she must master this vital skill.
Worlds away in a hidden sanctuary high on a mountain, Bijaka makes the energy that Lucy wields. When a dark force infects the sacred space, he flees in search of help but gets trapped between worlds. To rescue him, Lucy must decipher a mysterious talisman and take a perilous journey through an unstable portal. As the infection morphs into a soul-destroying virus no one is immune to the misery and destruction it brings, including Lucy and Bijaka.
Testing her emerging skills to their limits, Lucy must dig deep to find the strength and wisdom of her foresisters to stop it before it reaches our world. It’s not just the legacy that’s in jeopardy, but also her sanity. Ultimately this strong-willed but innocent girl must make a choice that could alter the cycle of everlasting life.
The Wounded Talisman is unlike anything you’ve read before — surreal and beautiful; heart-warming and mysterious. It features visually-stunning supernatural abilities, out-of-body jaunts, otherworldly beings, and spectral dark forces. If you love contemporary stories that blend reality and fantasy you’ll be won over by the first installment of Taya Wood’s exciting debut series.