22-year-old Celosia Brennan spent sixteen years being raised as the heroine her nation needed. A dual-touched Elementalist with both the power to conjure fire and see glimpses of her future, Celosia was the best hope at overthrowing the oppressive Council in a mission called Daybreak, an attempt to secure justice for the massacre of her people and so many others. There’s just one problem: she couldn’t. Celosia broke down after realizing the enormity of her task and is struggling to make things right while the blood of her fellows stains her hands.
Now branded a failure, Celosia desperately volunteers for the next mission: taking down the corrupt Council with a team of her fellow elementally-gifted mages. Leading the Ember Operative gives Celosia her last hope at redemption. They seek to overthrow the Council once and for all, this time bringing the fight to Valeria, the largest city under the Council’s iron grip. But Celosia’s new teammates don’t trust her—all except for a powerful ice Elementalist named Ianthe who believes in second chances.
With Council spies, uncontrolled magic, and the distraction of unexpected love, Celosia will have to win the trust of her teammates and push her abilities to the breaking point to complete the Ember Operative. Except if she falters this time, there won’t be any Elementalists left to stop the Council from taking over not only her country, but their entire world.
Title: Daybreak Rising
Author: C.K. Oliver
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, LGBT+, New Adult
Release Date: Spring 2016
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C.K. Oliver attends Southern New Hampshire University online and is currently majoring in Communications with a focus in Public Relations, along with attending Free Code Camp for a certificate in Full Stack Web Development. C.K. currently works as PR Director for CollectQT in addition to freelance tech and gaming writing inspired by a past life as a Community Outreach intern at Learning Games Network. C.K. resides in New Zealand with their fiancee and their cat, Ember. You can read more of their work at http://ckoliver.com.