Kairma would rather go spelunking with her brother and his best friend, Collin, than study ancient medicine and religious laws, but as the eldest daughter, she is heir to the Healing Crystal and destined mate with the handsome Naturi, becoming the leader of the reclusive colony of Survin.
“…I was surprised at how much I liked this. Not because I didn’t think it sounded good, but there weren’t any of the usual aspects that make me fall in love with a book, like high action and steamy romance. Yet somehow, I can’t stop thinking about it. The story completely captivated me.” [Library Canary]
Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings? What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin?
“...I thought I knew what would be in the story. Let me tell you, if you have preconceived notions when you start reading, they will soon be thrown out the door. This series will lead you in one direction and as soon as you get comfortable, hang on, it soon switches gear and you are off in a new direction.” [S. Staley]
When freedom fighter Rand Solis allies himself with young Kairma, the Heir to the Crystal, they discover in order to heal the world, both must sacrifice friends, religious beliefs, and political philosophies. Together they learn that every political philosophy is perfect in a given moment, but moments are fleeting.
“With Ransom... Michele Poague has brought about an exciting and more-than-satisfactory conclusion to a distinctive and epic narrative of a post-apocalyptic cosmos – one which might be more real than imagined especially considering the life and times we live in today...” [Julie PK]