Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea

Mother Ocean Daughter Sea The shari a people are an ancient race a proud and gentle people ruled by witches who harnessed the powers of the world for the benefit of all When the seafaring Allemanii tribes came to their shores

  • Title: Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea
  • Author: Diana Marcellas
  • ISBN: 9780759294615
  • Page: 294
  • Format: ebook
  • The shari a people are an ancient race a proud and gentle people, ruled by witches who harnessed the powers of the world for the benefit of all When the seafaring Allemanii tribes came to their shores, the two races lived side by side for generations, staying apart but trading and learning from each other in peaceful harmony But something went horribly awry and the shariThe shari a people are an ancient race a proud and gentle people, ruled by witches who harnessed the powers of the world for the benefit of all When the seafaring Allemanii tribes came to their shores, the two races lived side by side for generations, staying apart but trading and learning from each other in peaceful harmony But something went horribly awry and the shari a people were suddenly and brutally slain by the settlers who had come to dominate the land They feared the shari a and important, the witches who led them and who held powers that the Allemanii could barely comprehend The remnants of this gentle people were scattered, and any shari a who held the knowledge of the old ways and powers were proscribed and hunted to death That was long ago, and young Brierley thinks she is the last shari a witch in the world She knows what discovery it would mean, but she cannot deny her gifts as a healer risking discovery, she goes out time and again to bring solace despite the fact that those Brierley saves are the very people who killed most of her race.When she saves the life of a nobleman s wife a nobleman sworn to obliterate any trace of witchery Brierley stumbles into a web of deceit and power struggles deadly than anything she has ever faced But she refuses to walk away and by staying the course, Brierley gains the possibility of finding a love to last the ages, as well as a way to reclaim her people s heritage.With Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea, Marcellas has crafted a beautiful first novel that explores what it means to be different, to value that difference, and what happens when one trusts in true love.

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    1. Reminded in feel of 1980's-1990's era Marion Zimmer Bradley. Woman-centric fantasy with a 'classic' setting. In this world, witchcraft is outlawed, punishable by death. Our Heroine, the teenaged Brierley, knows she is a witch. She believes she may be the last of her people. All she knows of her heritage, she has gleaned from her predecessors' journals, hidden in a secret cave.Her particular talent is healing - and when Brierley feels 'called' to heal, there's not much she can do about it. It's b [...]

    2. It is beautifully written and the story is compelling. Unfortunately the characters left much to be desired. Our teen-witch Brierley acts all holier than you although she is merely 17 years old. She lives like a hermit in a cave on the beach and she is a witch compelled to “heal” people by battling an imaginary dragon. The book was unintentionally comical at times. Imagine a half-crazed 17year old girl battling her imaginary foe with an invisible sword in a hospital!The romance didn’t swee [...]

    3. Reviewed for publishers.This is a book that grew on me. From the start the lyrical phrasing and use of alliteration made me want to read the text but gradually the story brought me into it - more in the latter half of the book though, as the front end is largely the usual story we hear about witches are cruel hags - or so men with little sense of self worth have seemed to believed over the century - and the contrast view of witches as wise women and healers. It is clear from history that these t [...]

    4. Recent eBook release - I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley for the purpose of review.Premise: Brierley is a healer by birth, in a land where the people who had magic in the blood were thought to have been all killed long ago. Her calling brings her into politics and danger, and she’s not sure where her destiny will lie, or what she wants it to be.There are things I really liked about this book. I like the way Brierley’s magic works. I love her connections with previous gene [...]

    5. I have put my review on my blog but I will post it here too. bookwormgirl513.wordpress/Opening line: "When the second sun sets into the sea, the shadow of the offshore islands slowly climbs the coast-land slopes, ascending the serrated pattern of the trees; one by one, each dark pink and everwillow passes from daytime green to silhouette shadow.Summary: Brierley is a witch in hiding in a land where witches are though to be dangerous and extinct. She hides her skills well as a healer for towns in [...]

    6. First off, I'm just going to say that you probably shouldn't name one of the races in your book using the same word for Islamic law. Perhaps take 30 seconds to type the word into any search engine before choosing it, just to be on the safe side. Especially when those people are witches persecuted by the other race of people in your story.Since I began reviewing books, I have loved or at least enjoyed every book I've read that has been published by Open Road Media. So, when I chose Mother Ocean, [...]

    7. An absolute adventure.Diana Marcellas writes so poetically in-depth that I was hooked with just the writing itself after the first page.This fantasy is about a young witch named Brierley, who believes she is the last of her kind. She works as a midwife and a healer, able to heal almost all injuries with her witch abilities (forbidden witch abilities, by the way). The adventure begins after she heals a pregnant noble lady from a mortal injury. Saving both Lady and heir, her powers are not so hidd [...]

    8. Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley I have not been able to finish this book even though I have tried to at least three times. The blurb was so very interesting and the concept is wonderful but somehow it failed to grab my interest once I opened the book. I know it must be something about me - maybe the reading mood I am in or the style of writing is unappealing to me -I really don't know. All that I do know is that others have found it worthy of 3 or more stars and [...]

    9. Diana Marcellas creates a world in this book were differences are suppressed and magic has no place to be. In a planet called Yarvanett, Brierly needs to find her place, without betraying her identity. This is a book were fantasy and emotions are the dominant elements, but adventure, suspense and genuine characters make this novel an excellent option for those who like to read science fiction and fantasy books. (Isabel C. - Reader's Services)

    10. really enjoyed this and the 2 that followed, unfortunately the series stops bang in the middle of everything and any further books haven't been written - I don't know the reason, whether the author lost the plot or fell afoul of publishing entanglements. Crying shame though. The existing books are still well worth a read, just be prepared to be left dangling :(

    11. So disappointed in this book. It was an epic, beautiful tale that enthralled me, with very little swearing and nothing inappropriate beyond a passing mention of rape. Then, around page 250, it erupted into pernicious filth. I kept trying to skip ahead, get past the scene, but it just went on and on. So, so disappointed.

    12. Quite good fantasy about one of the few "witches" who've survived extermination over the centuries in this created world. Conflict comes as she tries to keep to her calling to heal while remaining anonymous and discovering the history of her people.

    13. I loved this book; I couldn't put it down, and eagerly devoured the others in the series (which isn't over yet). Ms. Marcellas's writing is beautiful and her characters are well-developed; one of the books that I simply cannot recommend enough.

    14. It was a pretty good read with some different views about magic. I did really like the magic system, and some of the plot twists.

    15. This has interesting characters, but not much story to it. But anyone who reads fantasy should read this just once, for the sake of her witches and her women.

    16. I enjoyed this bookvary much but I found it harder to get into than most other books. It was a little too slow of a starter for me.

    17. An amazing book about a witch and her coming to terms with her powers while running away from the rest of the world who think her too dangerous to live, Even though she heals anyone who needs it.

    18. This is another bought the book because I liked the cover, I have to say, the book inside was just as amazing as the cover. Highly recommend this book.

    19. I'll admit I didn't finish this one. Several chapters in, when I still wasn't gripped by plot or character, I abandoned it.

    20. This fantasy tale emphasizes its strong heroine and a plot that develops the characters over time. It often appeals to fans of Robert Jordan.

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