The Reader: Book One of Sea of Ink and Gold
Born into a world where reading is unknown and knowledge can be dangerous, Sefia has been on the run for most of her life. After witnessing her father’s vicious murder, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin. Serfia’s only connection to her past is a strange rectangular object that was guarded by her father. A book. Slowly teaching herself to read, she embarks on a treacherous adventure using the book as her guide. Debut author Traci Chee has created an intricate and dazzling fantasy world where nothing is what it seems and the end of the story is only the beginning.