Only months after surviving a brutal assault that briefly claimed her life, seventeen year-old Emily Morrow is trying to piece her life back together in the hopes of moving forward. So when her best friend, Kadie, invites her on a graduation trip to the mountains of Cherokee, North Carolina, Emily thinks a vacation might do her some good. But she’s dead wrong. Emily believes she has already experienced the worst evil the world has to offer, but what she finds lurking in the forest will change her life forever.
Eighteen year-old Joseph Stomper has been waiting for Emily Morrow to return to her people for seventeen years. More than a century before, Joseph swore on his immortal blood to protect the girl prophesied to deliver his people from the clutches of darkness. However, the minute he lays eyes on Emily, the human emotions Joseph lost when he became immortal begin to resurface. As he and Emily face a timeless evil, he is torn between following the laws of his people and following his heart.
Together, Emily and Joseph must let go of the past to embrace the greater purpose that unites them and fulfill a destiny greater than themselves.
The Spirit Breather is the first book of a trilogy. The second book in the series, The Mortal Quest, is written and awaiting revision.
“From the minute I started reading THE SPIRIT BREATHER by Rebekah Harris, I was impressed with the beauty of her language, the fluidity of her prose, and the tension and suspense she creates with the nonstop action of her narrative. I particularly admire the way Rebekah can write a book that alternates between scenes of contemporary teen life full of realistic dialogue, with scenes that center on the Nunnehi legend and contain more formal language. This book is a winner!”
-Faculty Member, Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing program