Something is growing, something terrifying that must not be harvested. One whiff or taste of it, and you’ll transform. Will you sprout an extra eye equipped with night vision, develop the ability to fly, grow hooves, or perhaps reverse all signs of aging? No one knows what will happen exactly, or how the strange plant alters human genes, but once the people of Marble Woods get a taste for transformation, there’s no looking back.
Everyone in Marble Woods has changed except Ryder Ashling, who experiences a different reaction—the plant miraculously stops the nightmares he’s been plagued by since childhood. As Ryder investigates the plant’s origin and watches everyone morph into abominations, he discovers to his horror that the townspeople have found a way to increase the plant’s potency. Mankind’s genetics will forever change if the tonic gets into the wrong hands. Things are lurking in the little town, but are they human, animal, or monster?
From the depths of darkness where people morph into unspeakable monstrosities by their own hand to the dizzying heights of a menacing temple where the substance originated, Summoner of Sleep will plunge you into the subterranean labyrinth of spine-tingling and eerie imaginings…if you can get out alive.
"Summoner of Sleep is a fascinating and thought-provoking dive into the all-too-familiar world of tampering with human genetics and the consequences of power and control. Winters successfully diverges from her well-loved YA fantasy series into a whole new genre that captivates and entertains. " -Christie Stratos, author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart