By Diane Duane
A goddess within the making, or a demon reborn?
In the distant mountain village the place she was once born, Mariarta dil Alicg lives the untroubled lifetime of a peasant girl...until, quickly after a mysterious stranger's arrival, she begins to listen to voices within the wind. The voices whisper unusual secrets and techniques in Mariarta’s ears -- promising her the facility to command the stormwind, hinting at an unknown magical background, and prophesying a destiny brilliant earlier all Mariarta’s imaginings.
Then a curse falls on Mariarta's village, shattering the lives of her friends and family. Mariarta needs to set out around the mountain realm of Raetia looking for the way to holiday the curse -- whereas additionally attempting to find the reality concerning the attractive and negative being who's attempting to own her soul.
Mariarta’s seek will lead her into hidden domain names of sorcery either dreadful and wondrous, and should eventually embroil the younger lady within the turning out to be uprising opposed to her land's merciless Austriac oppressors -- yet no longer sooner than Mariarta comes head to head eventually with the immortal girl of the Storms, and demanding situations her to 1 ultimate conflict for keep an eye on of her lifestyles, her soul, and her destiny...
Reader advisory: This novel rated PG-15 for mature topics, language (Romansch), and the reinvention of democracy
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A Wind from the South (Raetian Tales, Book 1) by Diane Duane