The Ending Element: Calista by Lorraine Koh
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release date: February 8th 2016
Calista Bloom never wanted to fight in the war and it has been five years since war waged over Kosmotopia. All because of a sword. Fair enough, the Astronblade is supposed to hold infinite power, that is, once it finds its one true owner.
But every 18-year-old will need to join the military and Calista soon finds herself trying to awaken the Astronblade.
Will this batch hold the Blade Bearer? Or will finding the Blade Bearer trigger the chain of events that will bring about the end of the world?
About the Author:
Lorraine Koh, who also goes by the pen name, Raine Koh lives in sunny Singapore. She has written Munchy Isn't Everything and Pop Rock Love and is currently working on a new novel. Her hobbies include chasing stars, photographing them and travelling to see them.
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