She’s been called a witch, a demon, the daughter of a murderer. As a senior in high school Taylor is used to the rumors, the whispers. She knows her father was a mysterious man, but a murderer? So when her best friend nearly drowns in a flooded stream and stranger comes out of nowhere to save her, a man claiming to know Taylor’s father, she becomes desperate to find him.
Taylor follows the man into the woods. Through the trees and darkness, Taylor finds a bon fire surrounded by a group of people. People who claim to be the Maaylina, the group her father belonged to before his death. Even when her powers manifest and she learns she is second in line to rule, only behind her powerful aunt Cynthia, the Maaylina are still hiding things from her. And Taylor is tired of secrets.
She follows them to Guatemala on one of their secret “missions”. Inside a crowded airport, she watches as they climb to the rafters and cause the roof to collapse—crushing hundreds of people. In this terrifying initiation, Taylor learns the Maaylina don’t just believe in fate, they believe they are fate. They believe they are destined to cause disasters to the world.
Taylor considers them murderers and refuses to join. The Maaylina consider her a traitor, and they have killed for much less.
WHISPERS OF DISASTER is a 65,000 word YA fantasy novel with series potential.