On the Verge: A Novel
Morken, Jaclyn L
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On the Verge is the first book in a young adult portal fantasy duology. Cassandra Olson, a nineteen-year-old woman from modern-day Saskatoon, disappears after a plane crash, only to reappear three months later in Saskatoon with no memory of the interim. Investigation into her missing memories leads her not only to the recovery of some of these memories, but also physically into another world entirely, in which magic exists and medieval culture dominates. The fantastic kingdom of Ceos is embroiled in a long war with the neighbouring kingdom of Nyen, and it looks to Cassandra as its saviour. Cassandra, struggling to cope with her own traumas in addition to her imposed role as “Protector,” is forced to return to the horrors at the conflict’s very centre.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
CommitteeLiu, Yin; Thorpe, Douglas; Wright, Sharon
Copyright DateNovember 2019
Young adult literature