It's as old as time, aged through eons, and sculpted by the wisest and most talented artisans and magicians. In the early twentieth century it lay forgotten and alone, buried on a small mountain in Queensland, Australia. To fulfil its purpose it called upon the first samaran who named it the zinder.
In return for protection it gifted her unique talents and access to its secrets. Since then four generations of samaran have been its custodians. Each inherits talents far superior to the last, advancing their legacy and growing a deep bond with the living object.
At the start of the twenty-first century the energy of the zinder flows freely through the veins of the newest samaran. She has the sum of the samaran power. It's time for the zinder to reveal its reason for being.
Find out more on The Zinder Website.
Lucida Green is the fifth samaran. At thirteen she already possesses the sum of the powers of those before her, but to earn the zinder she must master a curious gift. After four years of training and daily practice she's on the verge of success when her mother bans the lessons, insisting that it's too dangerous. These are dark days.
When an unexpected visitor appears with an unusual mission Lucy breaks the rules and takes a perilous journey to an unlikely place. Given the zinder before mastering her gift she learns quickly just how bonded they are.