Fear cripples Taiyo.
No matter what he does, he can’t make friends. He can’t approach the girl he’s in love with. He can’t help free his villagers from the Darkane people who enslave them. He can’t help himself.
But now an army more terrifying than the Darkane are approaching. The Darkane get desperate at unveiling the one among Taiyo’s people who can read minds—the one they’ve been seeking a long time. Taiyo and his people are beaten and threatened like never before. They must do something or face impending death.
Only Taiyo knows who the mind-reader is—and only the mind-reader knows who Taiyo really is. Despite alerting Taiyo that he has the power to free everyone from the Darkane, Taiyo doesn’t believe he can—just as he doesn’t believe he can do anything else.
But time is running out. There’s no time to think. There’s no time to heal. There is only time to act. But what happens if he doesn’t? What happens if he doesn’t soon enough? Can he set himself free so he can fulfill his purpose and free others who are counting on him?
Free to be is a young adult and dark fantasy about a teen who suffers from life-crippling social anxiety who must learn to save himself before he can save others. But even if he does find help, his enemies (and his internal fears) aren't going to make it easy for him.<br style="color: #333333; font-family: