The flames of the fire dance and hiss. I writhe in my ropes. They tear at my skin. The voices of the mob resound in my mind: “Witch, witch, witch!” A dark rift cuts through the fire with a roar. The rift expands. Flames, embers, and ashes whirl into the darkness. I’m flung into the darkness as well. In 17th century Denmark, witchcraft is a crime punishable by death. One day, a wanton accusation sends fourteen-year-old Dawn straight to the fire, but the ravenous flames leave her unscathed. Instead, mysterious forces send her on a dangerous journey to Luscuro; a magical world ravaged by war and destruction. She can never return home, but will she find her place in Luscuro? To prove her worth, she must pass the Element Trial. Mighty forces are at work, and soon, Dawn uncovers a secret that someone will do anything to keep … The Element Trial is the first book in the series The Rift to Luscuro. On her journey, Dawn discovers not only friendship and love — but enemies, a disastrous imbalance of power, and secrets much greater than any her hometown of Aalborg ever held. The books in the Luscuro universe have been awarded the prizes YA Book of the Year at the Mofibo Awards and Danish Fantasy Book of the Year by Dansk Fantasy.