The Earthspark by Vanessa Thurgood
The elements are waking. The primordial Guardians stir. Evil lurks in the shadows, waiting for the one person who can set it free.
Nienna’s ancestors labeled the Earthspark, and everything associated with it, as black magic. After she lands in the heart of an extinct lava chute, she discovers the fabled power is real. And that she’s the first one in over a thousand years to possess the cursed gift.
As her ill-fated power grows, the number of dark creatures bent on using her power increases. If that weren’t bad enough, the Guardians have reappeared, and the elements are on the move. Nienna must choose to embrace the Earthspark or live the rest of her life like a hunted animal.
However, accepting the Earthspark means her family’s greatest enemy may be her only ally in the fight against the rising evil of the Fire Witch. With her choice in the balance, the fate of her people rests on the untried shoulders of Tellidus’s second-born and the infamous Guardian of Earth.
THE EARTHSPARK is the first novel in the Comstock Chronicles, a clean Young Adult epic fantasy that will take you on a journey of elemental magic, love, honor, and family. This book is for readers who love fantasy adventure, self-discovery, and a slow-burn romance.