This blurb is for Kim Cleary's book, Path Unchosen, the first in her Daughter of Ravenswood series. Here's what we came up with together. It's a little different than when I left it with Kim; she's put her own spin on the final product.
Some things make us stronger.
After growing up in an orphanage, eighteen year old Judy Hudson yearns for freedom. She is shocked to discover she is a witch, but willingly starts a journey of self discovery with Purah, her enchanting tutor.
With growing horror Judy watches frightened townspeople burn a zombie victim, she decides to find who is raising the dead and stop them. She used to hide from conflict, but now- with the help of a ghost, an imp and a dragon - Judy has to uncover secrets to protect her independence. What she finds hardens her resolve to make new choices and take decisive action.
It takes courage, commitment and extreme determination to find her place in the world, but in the end will it bring what she most craves?
When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that's a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.
Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he's not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.