Michael Scott Clifton
BUT WITH DREAMS, THERE CAN ALSO BE NIGHTMARES... Lonely and plain-featured, Mona Parker is just another faceless teenager at Spring Hill High School when she angers a beautiful and arrogant classmate. Bullied relentlessly and with nowhere to turn, Mona’s colorless life turns into a hellish existence. Mona considers suicide until one night, Thaddeus Finkle, her guardian angel, appears and offers her a way out;SWAP LIVES WITH ANOTHER: Mona takes the angel up on his offer. She awakes on Meredith, a parallel world of Earth where magic has replaced technology. Mona discovers she is Alexandria, a woman of stunning beauty, and the daughter of a Duke complete with servants and riches. Her wildest dreams have come true.Then she discovers the price of her bargain. Trapped behind the Veil, an impenetrable curtain of magic, the Duchy of Wheel is the last major province still unconquered by the cruel sorceress, Marlinda, the creator of the enchanted barrier. And Marlinda has special plans for Alexandria.Tal, the hotheaded, impulsive Prince and Heir of the Empire of Meredith, has been banished to a remote garrison for his reckless behavior. There he happens upon a group of raiders—one whose leader possesses the means for opening a way through the Veil.Alexandria and Tal’s paths will cross…but in ways neither could ever have imagined.