Bali is lost deep within the forbidden forest, hunted by the terrifying Rook Men, and must fight his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from fallinging into the wrong hands. Finding his way out of the forest is Bali's only chance to prevent the beasts from roaming the land of people and feasting upon them, and to prove he is worthy of the smoke walk.
Anne Szabla was born and raised on the arctic snowdrifts of Buffalo, NY. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration. She now lives in Boston, MA with her pet corgi, Aidan, and service dog, Sienna. She is currently working as a video game concept artist at Harmonix Music Systems in Cambridge, MA and makes Bird Boy in her spare time. The author lives in Boston, MA..