"The start of something great"
On the planet Yarvanett, Brierly Mefell is fully aware
of the heritage of her people the Shari'a. The Allemanii
massacred most of the Shari'a fearing the powers of the
witches. Any individual who shows the gift of witchcraft
is put too death. The few survivors were scattered.
Brierly lives in a cave because she has the outlawed feared
In spite of knowing the danger of discovery, Brierly
provides healing services to the very people who committed
genocide against her race and would kill her if they knew.
However, a calling forces Brierly to surface in order to
save the life of an Allemanii noblewoman. Brierly knows
she can no longer hide amidst her enemies. Ready to escape
Brierly hesitates because she has found another Shari'a
witch. Brierly believes she needs to protect this sister
at even the cost of her own life.
MOTHER OCEAN, DAUGHTER SEA is an exciting opening
fantasy that readers will find delightful because the key
players seem real. The story line is loaded with the fears
of the Allemanii towards the mostly dead witches of Shari'a
and that haunts most actions. The key to that tale is that
palatable phobia and that Brierly and her powers feel
genuine. Diana Marcellas has opened up with a strong novel
that will mesmerize the audience who will want the next two
books released immediately.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2001