Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.
When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Loki, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.
Ali Cross grew up watching Bruce Lee movies and dreamed of being a kick-butt martial artist like Cynthia Rothrock. Well, she never became the kind of ninja she envisioned, but she does hold a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one sumo dog and four zen turtles. And a cache of nunchucks, staffs, kamas and other dangerous ninja-weapons.
Ali moonlights as Alex Banks where she writes wild middle grade adventures set in the faraway places of her imagination.
Recently a reader on Wattpad commented on this line, telling me it was beautiful. Often I feel insecure about my writing, but now and then ... well ... I think this line is beautiful, too.
I hope you like it!
Become (Desolation #1)
The rain flicked from the staff as I swung, creating arcs of water in the air that sketched the angles of my attack, drawing the outline of Akaros’ destruction.