The Amulet Saga Book 1
The kingdom of Legerdemain is dying. The king's sorcerers daily deplete the earth's energies, and the king himself uses magic to control his people. The people need someone they can trust to overthrow the king, but no one has the power to thwart his magic.
Rina is nothing more than the daughter of a tavern maid, but when she defies the king's sorcerers, she must hide. She is trapped within the limits of the kingdom by magical creatures that haunt the surrounding forest. Her only means of escape is the forest itself, from which no one has ever returned.