Knowing the future is not about knowing the future. It’s about knowing which path to take.
Ilven comes from a family of Saints—future-tellers—but she knows her father didn’t waste more than a few grains of the precious drug scriv to see her fate. Now she’s facing an arranged marriage to a man she’s never met. So, inhaling stolen scriv, she reads three possible futures for herself, searching for the path that will lead to her heart’s desire.
“Mother, Crone, Maiden” is a short-story prequel to Cat Hellisen’s stunning young-adult fantasy debut, When the Sea Is Rising Red