Alia wants nothing more than to be selected as a keenten, a warrior woman. Her friend Kay, strong and fierce, is sure to be chosen, but Alia is not nearly as certain about herself. When Kay stumbles upon a shelter in the woods belonging to two Beechians, enemies of their people, the girls see a perfect opportunity to prove their courage and worth. But then strange events unfold, and Alia begins to question everything that has always been certain in her life--her friendship with Kay, her opinions of the Beechians and of war, even her singular desire to become a keenten.
Original title: Alia Waking
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds