Trial of the Red Wastes
About The book
Born a child of Verdant, Anahete has been raised her whole life with certain expectations. Too bad they aren’t the right ones. In order to achieve her own ambitions, Anahete must undertake one of her peoples oldest rites into adulthood and coveted Citizenship, the Trials of the Red Waste. A year spent in the barren wastelands beyond Verdants borders with nothing but a small troop of other women and the resources they have at hand. They must survive together, forging bonds that will last a lifetime, or returning home in disgrace, if they return at all.
But there is more waiting beyond the dark horizon. Something waits to break the matriarchy of Verdant and claim her spoils.