Epic, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

Altana Burrows has always been special. She’s smart, talented, and quick to learn. She also has a secret, and whenever she tries to tell anyone about it-her friends, her family, the school psychiatrist-they accuse her of letting her imagination run away with her. They don’t believe her. They don’t understand. They don’t know about Ilmarinen.

They don’t know about the prophecy, or the role Altana will play in it. But the people of Ilmarinen know, and they will help her: a young hunter with a dangerous secret; a talking horse who loves to play; a little girl with a big axe; a beautiful woman in a red dress. Eventually, they will all play a part in Altana’s story, and the fate of a world will rest in their hands. That is, if they can figure out how to kill a god.

“Readers will love Altana, her strong female lead, and the interesting and entertaining sidekicks.” Janelle Fila from Reader’s Favorite

Marilla Mulwane earned a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from SUNY Oneonta and pays the bills with her wordsmith abilities. She is the author of Zucchini's Zany Life about raising a pet duck in the house and Halos and Brimstone about an angel and devil pretending to be humans in order to save the world. Marilla comes from a small town without any stoplights in a large area of land northwest of New York City. Yes, this area does actually exist. While she enjoys the scenic hills, she writes, reads, plays video games, and makes crafts. She just wants folks to read her work. Nothing fancy. Of course, if it leads to fame, fortune, and world domination, she won’t complain.