Keystone is the newest release in the Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher.
This volume continues the story of Nalena Maxwell and her romantic interest, Garrett Reese as they explore the ancient community to which Nali has recently learned she belongs. As she learns more about this world and her destiny within, she faces obstacles and the rising threat of the Cusp.
This is not your typical story. This is complex storytelling with lots of layers written with a delicate hand. You’ll enjoy the characters, appreciate the world-building, and find your muscles tensing as the story progresses. Words written on paper are so much more than they seem…
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Here’s a quick blurb about Keystone:
There’s a man-made storm coming, like a rip in the world, and it’s called the Cusp. Struggling to fit into the destiny she’s accepted, Nalena Maxwell has been left with one objective: she must find her murdered grandfather’s Memory. Stolen and hidden away by her own father over seventeen years ago, the Memory could be the key to ending the Cusp and destroying the Ianua’s rival community, The Fury.
Driven by each individual’s selfish desires, The Fury has always lacked the loyalty and organization it needs to be an actual force of power. Until now. Someone masterminded the Fury’s massive attack on the Ianua, slaughtering twelve of their thirteen community leaders, the Addos. Now there are rumors that the 13th Cura, to which Nali belongs, has gone to the Fury, manipulating the last Addo in order to control the other 12 Curas.
As the Cusp brings the Fury and their own communities against them, Nalena’s Cura must preserve the Ianua, but finding the key to the Cusp isn’t as simple as it seems.
This is an original and imaginative exploration. Themes run deep. The reader is tantalized by definitions of what we most commonly accept, in terms of family and relationships. There is a delightful twisting of the power of words, especially those which are written and those that remain unwritten. This is a complex story told with clean precise prose that pulls you inside a familiar world where remarkable things happen, the goods guys sometimes don’t land on their feet, and the bad guys aren’t always what you expect.
If you’re new to this place, check out Cornerstone, the first in the series. This is where the reader first meets Nalena Maxwell…
…a girl who’s been dubbed The Waste at her new school, due to her mom’s obsessive paper hoarding. Nalena desperately needs something to change in her life. But when she receives a sign (and it’s the wrong dang one) that invites her into an ancient community, EVERYTHING changes – what she knew of her family and her life and her future. While seventeen years worth of family skeletons come crashing into Nalena’s life, it is the boy…the one with eyes as clean as Jesus…that steps up to help Nalena figure out what he already knows about her…