Margo Grisby just became the next victim of her small town’s mysterious disappearances. She awakens in the magical paradise of the alternate world Jamyria. But the beauty of the world masks a dark secret: it’s been synthetically created by a Mark—a person who bears a symbol on their skin which grants them unlimited power. Now a man is fated with a mark of power every half century in hopes of destroying the gateway between worlds and freeing the people of Jamyria. Soon after arriving, a series of patterns are painfully etched upon Margo’s skin slating her as the New Mark and forcing her on the path to save the world. To those trapped, Margo is the only hope for the next fifty years. The creator and queen of Jamyria, on the other hand, sees Margo as her latest threat and has ordered to have her hunted down. And Margo? She sees Jamyria as an escape from the nightmares she left behind in the real world, and deep down she’s beginning to question if she wants to leave this world at all. --- An action-packed journey through an enchanted forest, WITHIN GOLD AND GLASS places modern characters in a dark fantasy paradise where they struggle with Real World problems, discover new love, and step into the roles they were destined for.