The Six and the Gardeners of Ialana (The Ialana Series Book 2) - a Young Adult Fantasy by Katlynn Brooke

The Six and the Gardeners of Ialana

Just when they thought it was safe to settle down, the Six must flee again.
Fans of Tolkien and Christopher Paolini will be delighted by the seamless continuation of the adventures of the Six in the second book of the Ialana Series.
Caught in the middle of a deadly power struggle between competing rulers of Ialana, the healers are unable to complete their mission--to heal mutants genetically altered by crystal manipulation.
Fleeing their imprisonment in Galon, the Six attempt a dangerous journey back to their homes in Aelfar. Trapped by malevolent creatures, hunted by a monster, a conniving shape-shifter, and a queen who seeks them for reasons of her own, the Six must now find refuge in the land of the Gardeners.
Who, or what, are the Gardeners?
Answers begin to unfold as the Six continue their apprenticeship in the healing arts through the medium of elemental command. They experience the reality of unseen worlds and immerse themselves in the nature of magic and sorcery, all while learning to avoid the traps that unlimited power may bring to the unwary.
As the forces of darkness close in around them with no escape possible, will a treacherous foe once again place not only their lives at risk, but that of a queen and her young son as well?