LeAnn Mathis – The Starling’s Gift

Elexa is a young woman who wants to avoid starvation. Joining the army seems like an obvious solution, but they are fighting gnomes and something so evil that it can only be stopped by a gift from the starlings.When Elexa’s father was injured, she took over his role, a reversal that never sat well with him. When the game becomes scarce, and the army comes recruiting, she sees an honorable way to escape his demeaning comments. Disguised as a man, she joins the elite Arrow squad and quickly rises in its ranks. But she fights an enemy that is more deadly than anything the humans have fought before. One that rose from the deepest, darkest shadows of the mountain. Navestrungs. To defeat it, she must master a gift from the starlings − a weapon unlike any that has been wielded before.