"A wonderful conclusion to a unique Romantic Fantasy!"
DAYSPRING DESTINY is the second part of the story
begun in DAYSPRING DAWNING.
Elinna Serru, a strong psiborn, had followed her lifelong
ambition, to enter the House of Lohenrin and learn the ways
of The Power. She had had the purest of motives, to learn
to use the khi power to heal the people of her island
continent of Atlaua. But she had learned that her tutors,
the demiurges known as the S'hazons, had feet of
Though they had relieved Gaea of war, disease, and hunger
for a thousand years, their motives for doing so were not
as pure. Once these gods that she had put her faith in had
been flesh and blood creatures. Now they wished to
experience the physical sensations once more. They had
spent generations selectively breeding the psiborn, in
hopes of creating a generation strong enough in mind and
body to survive a Joining. Elinna had accidentally
uncovered the plot when she'd been asked to investigate the
S'hazons by Hasmonea, who had once shared her
but who had since turned her faith to the ancient Sky
Gods; and by Mesor, royal Inheritor to the Regen Azakenaz,
placed his faith in no god. Hasmonea had been her lifelong
friend, Mesor the man she had come to love. She had hoped
to end their skepticism, but instead she found betrayal.
Her discovery had stepped up the S'hazons' plan to
cream of the House to an alternate Gaea, in another
dimension. Elinna had been told that a comet would strike
their world in ten years time. Even the powerful
were helpless to change its path. They would go and take
the adepts with them, to survive and populate a new
world. Elinna, though disillusioned, believed The Power was
the way to save her world. She would stay behind, build a
new House with those who chose to remain, and find a way to
stop the comet from destroying all she loved.
Five years have passed, five years of single minded
dedication to finding a solution, five wasted years, for
she had made no headway, and the people of Atlaua were
losing faith in the House. Disease and hunger had returned,
and now war threatened. The followers of the ancient Sky
Gods were becoming stronger. Elinna is forced to reexamine
her priorities. Through Dreams of Knowledge, provided by
the Sky Gods, she discovered her mistake. Elinna and the
members of the House of Lohenrin could not do this alone.
Unity was the answer. She had severed her ties to both
to Mesor, to concentrate her energies on the pressing
crisis. Now she realized how empty her life had been,
without their love and support. She needed them, and her
dreams had revealed that her mission would not succeed
without the aid of the Sky God worshippers, the warriors,
diplomats. It would take all of them working together to
avert the impending calamity. The key was in the Heart
Stone, an ancient record left behind by the Sky Gods for
future races, for they too had once been flesh and blood
beings. The stone had been entrusted to the Temple
worshippers, but could only be interpreted by one with
The Power. It would take a leap of faith the share the
relic. But to everyone's surprise the Heart Stone is also
divided. Can it be that the humans of their world are not
alone in their need to unite? Will the newly united people
of Atlaua find the answer before it is too late?
DAYSPRING DESTINY brings this tale to a most satisfying
conclusion. Lovers of Science Fiction and Suspense will
enjoy the twists and turns as Ms. Berry leads Elinna and
her people to a happily ever after. Romance enthusiasts
will be pleased to know that Elinna does not let love pass
her by after all - A most unique and heartwarming story,
that I highly recommend. Look for THE SECRET SKY, Aren
Lohenrin's story that began it all, in 2004.
Copyright © 2003
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted April 11, 2003
Dayspring Destiny is the sequel to Dayspring Dawning. On an
alternate earth called Gaea, Elinna Serru will face new
tests of her mastery of the Power.
For thousands of years the fate of humankind has been
mysteriously interwined with the demiurges that have ruled
over the island kingdom of Atlaua -- first the Sky Gods,
then the S'hazons. But these demigods have their own
secrets, hidden ages ago in the Heart Stone.
Many adepts have attempted to read the Heart Stone in the
past. But all have failed. Now Elinna Serru must wrest the
truth from its crystal depths, for the fate of the House
depends on the knowledge it conceals.
Gaea's children are split between two worlds, and both
worlds may be doomed unless someone can bridge the gap and
reunite humanity. Will the Heart Stone show the way? In
Dayspring Destiny, Elinna Serru will face her greatest test,
a test not of the Power but of her heart and soul.
Dayspring Destiny will be released in e-book and paperback
in December of 2002 at http://novelbooksinc.com/