“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
~ Cassandra Clare ~
She is different, her back is not flat, and all she remembers is hurting and growing taller than everyone else. They all stare at her, point fingers, and most can’t get near her. Her presence births contempt, fear, and questions. What they don’t know is that she is more than just different, she is connected to the people that caused them the greatest loss and pain. She is the first ever halfbreed in the island and Kari, as a whole.
For Moselle, loneliness is all she knows. Yet every day, she prays and hopes she will be normal; short and without the load on her back.
Abandoned in the forest as a newborn, Moselle has to face the man who left her for death, her own father. She has to find a way to deal with it, because many lives, including her loved ones, depend on the choices she will make.
It’s amazing how sometimes one person can underestimate another. Or how some people seemed to get everything in life, while some were total losers. It’s amazing how a life can be full of pain and disappointments. Some were born to suffer, while others were born to make sure the sufferers suffered more. Moselle felt like the loser, the sufferer and a pain’s best friend.
The cold made her wound even more painful, and the pain and desperation took all her energy. When there was no more reason to hate herself, she closed her eyes and waited. She knew they were going to kill her. They were probably going to execute her in broad daylight, while the whole tribe watched...