In the sequel to Elissa’s Quest, Elissa’s Gift is not only growing in power . . . it’s changing. Elissa could always speak to animals, but now she’s able to control other things in the natural world. When Elissa becomes separated from her friend Maya—and her faithful donkey, Gertrude—she embarks on a perilous voyage that introduces her to others who have special Gifts, too. It’s as if an unseen hand is guiding her to the pieces of the prophecy . . . the prophecy of the Phoenix.