About the book:
They met the day the moat monsters attacked! It was Tyla’s first day at Elantoth Fortress, and Tina Ann stayed with her until the danger had passed. Now, it doesn’t matter that one is a pure-blood gnome, the other a deformed variant. Or that one is a researcher and the other a member of the kitchen staff. They’re united by a mutual hatred of their tyrannical former queen and the conviction that their newly-freed land, cut off from the outside world for over two centuries, faces new dangers. Whether in the fortress, the Tree Home Community, or the Outcast District, Tyla’s ability to draw powers from gemstones and Tina Ann’s gift for sensing dark powers will find new uses in the civilized world’s strange, gem-based culture. They couldn’t be less alike, but nothing will keep them apart . . . nothing short of the secret danger that threatens the gnome world.