Rebecca Holmes brings us a powerful and intriguing novel about friendship set in a lush and engrossing fantasy world with Beyond the Gloaming Pass! Searching for a better life, young mage Molindra and her friend Rubriel find themselves in a cold unrelenting land searching for a mysterious artifact. But things start to heat up as political intrigue and a rising undead menace force two friends onto opposite sides of a growing power struggle. Holmes captures everything I love about fantasy, the fascinating locales, the monsters, the climactic conflicts, while managing to keep the characters at the heart of it all! I couldn’t help but feel for Molindra and Rubriel’s struggles and root for their tattered friendship to mend and stay true. This is a wonderful first foray into a world that I hope expands soon! If you love fantasy, steampunk, or adventures that emphasize characters and friendship, definitely come see what’s Beyond the Gloaming Pass!