Incapable. Awkward. Artless. ThatÕs what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, sheÕs exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isnÕt interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her momÕs overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sisterÕs academy gossip and laugh at her dadÕs jokes. One hour to pretend everythingÕs okay. And one hour to escape.
Because tonight, theyÕll come for her.