Guardians of the Light (Book One of the Nebril Riverland Chronicles)
The world outside of Emerin's farming community is full of fantastic creatures, diverse communities, unexpected friends and unimaginable horrors--horrors which Emerin has the power to stop, if only she can follow through with the quest that she has been given. On the other side of the Riverlands lies Nebril City, a sprawling metropolis that is taking over the lands that surround it. But this growing city has a dark secret which threatens the security of everyone around them, and only a select few are able to right the wrongs that have been committed.
Now Emerin and her best friend Jalya, two naïve farm girls, must leave home for the first time and embark on an epic journey over dangerous terrain. They must restore balance to the spirit world of their land in order to save the physical world in which they live. To complete their mission, Jalya must find her missing brother and Emerin must find a part of herself that she never knew existed.