Wizards Woods and Gods The Otherworld takes shape in this collection of twelve stories told on a rich fairytale tapestry of swords sorcery romance dreams visions and verse Ancient gardens lost temples cosmic alignmen
The Otherworld takes shape in this collection of twelve stories told on a rich, fairytale tapestry of swords, sorcery, romance, dreams, visions and verse Ancient gardens, lost temples, cosmic alignments, immortal predators, assassins, shapeshifters, warriors and maidens will transport you to realms where the rules are different, nothing is as it seems and the heart keepsThe Otherworld takes shape in this collection of twelve stories told on a rich, fairytale tapestry of swords, sorcery, romance, dreams, visions and verse Ancient gardens, lost temples, cosmic alignments, immortal predators, assassins, shapeshifters, warriors and maidens will transport you to realms where the rules are different, nothing is as it seems and the heart keeps the balance of ages.Some of these stories inspired my novels others were inspired by them and some take place in the same worlds Many of these stories have been published in fantasy scifi magazines.Click on the following stories for illustrations and excerpts.Earth Blood The earth keeps secrets A warrior discovers ancient power in his veins when he s plunged into the political corruption of a war devised to hide the truth of his mother s death.The Om Tree Trees know things A tree planted by a god at the dawn of a forest and raised in close proximity to an energy well beneath a wizards citadel knows a great many things In this story, a wizard assassin loses what is most dear to him and thereby learns the true nature of his art.Pattern Sense It all started with a mouse A knitter discovers the strengths and pitfalls of an ancient power through the love of a warrior.The War God Sleeps When a lush, fertile land is seized by drought, a lonely hermit s son ventures deep into the hills in search of water and there awakes a beautiful, yet terrible god whom the world has learned to live without.The Fifth Verse An ancient immortal entity defies the rules of her kind by falling in love with a mortal warrior, an indiscretion that leaves her grieving, pregnant and dependent on the help of a wizard whose army was responsible for the death of her beloved.Deathseer Under the influence of a mysterious observatory, the commander of a fearsome army is trapped in a conflict that eventually costs him his honor and the life of his brother, and drives him to accept an inborn magical ability that changes his destiny.The Trouble with Tansy An orphaned girl on the threshold of womanhood inherits a splendid, mysterious garden from three generations of wisewomen When a roguish wizard attempts to impress her by disrupting the seasons, she must turn to the old powers for help.Marked The mother of a fey child learns the pitfalls of mingling with immortals when her boy is taken by a ferocious winged monster at the request of the god who fathered him.Eating Crow A masterful, wayward shapeshiftress angers a wizard who curses her by summoning a diabolical immortal hunter that puts her near death and forces her to seek the wizard s cat, a gentle, mystical creature that alone can heal her wounds.The Bridge A visionary who spent her life preparing for a planetary alignment that will materialize a beautiful nature spirit only she can perceive, descends into her blackest fears when she is abandoned to a war for which she is indirectly responsible.The Origin A woodsman discovers that he is a god who created everything around him to know the love of a woman whose mortality drives him to the brink of annihilation.Water Dark In the calm deep waters of the mind, the wolf waits This novella is a tale of desire and deception told on a fairy tale landscape of arcane texts, herbal lore, visions and disasters at the hands of the powerful.
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