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"A world of sorcerers, witches, wizards, and demons - Hard to put down!"

Khamsin, the Chosen One, was born at the height of a hurricane, a maelstrom from the south. As the Chosen One, Khamsin is the key as to whom should rightfully rule the world through magic and sorcery and she is the one person the Sorcerer wants and is determined to claim. Bronya, a healer, wise in the ways of the magical and mystical realm, swore to the powers that she would raise this child herself and teach her the ways, skills, incantations, and divinations necessary for her to understand her powers and thus allow Khamsin to choose her own destiny, without the interference of the Sorcerer, the Witch Melande, and the Wizard Lucial (theSorcerer's evil, powerful sister and brother).

It is at the end of her seventeenth year when the Sorcerer commands an Assignation and Khamsin begins her journey into the realm of sorcery to take her place as foretold before her birth. Khamsin makes her way to Noviiya, traveling under the guise of a boy and with a Tinker named Rylan, to train under Ciro, a wizard, seeking greater knowledge and experience. There she learns her destiny--to travel to Traakhal Armin, the castle of the Sorcerer, and obtain possession of the Orb, possession of which grants unlimited knowledge and power, and determine who will use the Orb and for what purposes, or to choose to destroy the Orb so it is no longer the center of war between the sorcerers and demigods.

Khamsin learns in her journeys the true meaning of real love, the harsh lesson of treachery, and that prejudices are not always correct.

Megan Sybil Baker does a fantastic job of weaving a story that pulls you into its magic. She keeps the reader on the edge of her seat and draws them into the world of sorcerers, witches, wizards, and demons. This is a book I couldn't put down. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Megan. She is a natural born storyteller.

Review based on the ebook edition, ISBN: 155316024X rel. Aug. 2000.

Debbie Braaten /January, 2001
Copyright 2001 for MSF&F Reviews & PNR Reviews

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 14, 2002

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Wintertide
by Megan Sybil Baker

LTDBooks
June 1, 2001
ISBN #1553165233
207 pages
Trade Size (reprint)
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Other Books by
Megan Sybil Baker

An Accidental Goddess
An Accidental Goddess
Gabriel's Ghost
Gabriel's Ghost
Wintertide


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