La vie de Sora était remplie de magie, jusqu'au jour où elle découvrit que tout ça n'était que mensonges.
Héritière du royaume des esprits du Mont-Fuji, Sora n'aspire qu'à une chose : accomplir son devoir au sein des dieux, les Kami. Mais une armée de spectres envahit la montagne le jour de sa cérémonie d'anniversaire.
Échappant de peu à l'ennemi, la jeune fille apprend alors qu'elle n'a rien d'une divinité. Elle est un changelin humain, un leurre pour protéger la véritable descendante, cachée dans le Tokyo moderne.
Tout en faisant face à sa nouvelle condition de mortelle, Sora entame un long voyage pour retrouver l'élue, celle de la prophétie, la seule à pouvoir sauver son monde du chaos. Ce monde qui n'était finalement pour elle qu'une vaste illusion...
Skylar never imagined that she’d end up helping a boy from another planet search through Earth’s history for a way to end his people’s secret control over her world. But now that she’s been drawn into Win’s group of rebels, she can’t walk away until their mission is completed and her Earth is free. Whisked to the immense space station that Win and the rest of the Kemyates call home, Skylar escapes suspicion by passing as an Earthing “pet” of Win’s rival, a brash and cocky boy named Jule. The other rebels don’t quite treat her as an equal, but Skylar copes with her homesickness in this alien environment by throwing herself into work on the weapon they must finish assembling to save Earth. Her keen attention to detail and skill with numbers start to earn the Kemyates’ respect. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make her position any less precarious. The Enforcers are still intent on tracking down the rebels, and it becomes clear that someone within the resistance is leaking information to the enemy. With Win and Jule squabbling over her affections, and the entire rebel group growing increasingly suspicious of each other, Skylar feels her chances of saving Earth slipping away. It doesn’t help that she’s falling for Jule despite herself. Determined to see her mission through, she finds herself more and more wrapped up in the lives around her and discovers the truth is far more complicated than she could have expected. Setting Earth free may require her to betray both her heart and the family and friends she left behind.
The riveting conclusion to the Earth & Sky trilogy.
The rebels have been disbanded, their plans in ruins. Captured by the Enforcers, Skylar and a small group of Earthlings find themselves herded into the Kemyates' living museum: basically, a human zoo. Skylar's companions are bewildered, terrified, and ignorant of their true situation, and Skylar is afraid to tell them more. Their lives hang on the Kemyates' whim. Those Skylar trusted most have betrayed her. Any move she makes could result in the extinction of her people ... but giving in means giving up any hope of regaining their freedom.
Returned home, Win has kept his life only by playing along with the story his former leader has spun to protect the rebels from sanction, but he can't stand knowing Skylar is imprisoned or watching his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council's lies about Earth. Win resolves to bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings finally freed ... though to do so he'll have to set aside caution and openly challenge those who rule his world.
But neither Skylar nor Win are prepared when they uncover an even deeper conspiracy of betrayals and deceit--one that could push the uncertain future they're fighting for completely out of reach.
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has always been haunted by fleeting yet powerful feelings that something around her has gone wrong. Those impressions have never seemed to reflect anything real, and have only earned her stares and whispers behind her back. But after she meets a mysterious boy named Win, she learns an unsettling truth: we are not alone on Earth. In fact, visitors from beyond the stars are manipulating our planet and the essential fabric of our world; life as we know it is starting to unravel. And Skylar--and her heightened awareness--just may be the key to our salvation.