Co-written with her brother Michael Vlasek
Explorer Koralei Halloway investigates a mysterious message reporting her father and his adversary have somehow returned from their graves. Seeking the truth, she stumbles upon a life-saving secret which propels her into a realm encompassing her universe. The sun now shines upward through bodies of water and seeps through the soil, lighting a land ringed by the Impenetrable Mountains: soaring peaks whose unknown crests are perpetually shrouded in blackness above the secreting sun-line. With all of the links to her universe gone except for her blue bracelet, a gift from her father, Koralei finds herself high in the mountains overlooking a deep, cloud-covered valley. Found by Errow, an Earthman, she is led to his bush home at Terracul, where she learns that she possesses the water bracelet, one of eight power strands. She also learns that the Terrans believe a rising Simerath is trying to capture all of the bands to form two rainbow bracelets which will allow the bearer to wield the elements to their hand. In a bracelet-induced vision, Koralei discovers her father is still alive, and she joins an expedition seeking the truth of the strange circumstances portending a Simerath. On the journey, the Explorer also hopes to find her father and a way home. But trouble, intrigue, and surprise await her at every turn, and she is swept into an epic adventure which takes her deep into the mysterious realm and plunges her into the heart of the rising Simerath’s terror.
Twenty years of peace have followed the end of the Simerath’s bloody reign. Prosperity and goodwill have flourished. But the winds of change are rapidly approaching. When Lord Errow realizes the sun-line is rising and the surrounding Impenetrable Mountains’ vast domain of snow and ice is melting, everyone quickly remembers Callabran’s chilling prophecy of long ago. A warning from a dying man who comes to Terracul from beyond the Impenetrable Mountains sets into motion a change of events destined to lead High Lord Pylak, Lady Koralei, and many others on a desperate quest to find the mysterious Amphorsway. They must claim the Sunball before the evil Lords of Darkon can capture the Mother Gem and merge it with their Singing Stone to form the ultimate power. Jandabuer, the half-breed from the fickle waters of the Cragmire, and the Yarbo tigers are sought to lead the expedition. But neither can be found, and High Lord Pylak must reluctantly turn to an old, traitorous nemesis to guide them. The race is soon on across the deadly, desolate wastes of the rapidly-changing Impenetrable Mountains. Who will find the long-lost Amphorsway and its treasure first? Will it be the Lords of Darkon, High Lord Pylak’s brave adventurers, or another secret group — the rebels of Graygun and their legendary leader, Ryger?