On Sale: March 15, 2013
Featuring: Tallie Tarmelin; Jonis Sinter
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Young Adult Science Fiction | Gay / Lesbian Science Fiction
In Ollas, anything that stirs the emotions is forbidden by
the governors-especially music. So when Tallie Tarmelin, a
farm boy from a lower-tier guild, is offered a scholarship
for his talent in design, he keeps his head down and follows
the rules. He's terrified of breaking one of his society's
many laws and ruining his future. But feeling lost and alone
in an unfamiliar city takes its toll, and Tallie accepts
sympathy from a guildless social outcast even though he
knows it could destroy his reputation.
Despite the rules against casual touching and fraternizing
in public, Jonis Sinter offers Tallie comfort instead of
denouncing him for an excessive emotional display, and they
fast become friends. Secret friends, though, because Worran,
the respectable son of a governor, has asked Tallie to be
When Worran's mother learns of Tallie's association with an
outcast, she dispatches the militia. Worran sends Tallie a
warning, and Tallie flees the city and civilization with
Jonis. Surviving the wilds will take every ounce of
perseverance they can muster, and the rediscovery of music
might be their only solace- unless they recognize the love
that's growing between them.
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