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Title: The Beginning
Series: Tales of the Fifth Guardian
Genre: Romantic, fantasy, adventure
Date published: January 10, 2012
"Who are we to argue the choices of the Power?"
"What am I? I am something that has never been seen before; I am the culmination of centuries. I am the last pureblood of my line. I am someone, I am something that will live for centuries and die a little everyday."
With those words Kerrisha Drew-Otlander fully steps into her destiny as the Fifth Knowledge Guardian of the People of Otland Iis. But what are the Guardians?
The Guardians are born in times of change for the People of Otland Iis and the Fifth Guardian has now been born. She is now coming into her Knowledge. It is her destiny to reunite the Clans but even her own clan does not believe she is a Guardian. Orphaned at twelve-years old, Kerrisha Drew-Otlander, is Queen of the Drew and Otlander Clans as well as the Fifth Guardian of Knowledge.
Thousands of years ago, six clans lived in the seven provinces of Otland Iis (Atlantis to the regular humans) until their island home was destroyed by a cataclysmic volcanic eruption. The descendents of the survivors of Otland Iis now live among us in modern times with all the Power and Abilities of their ancestors. Clan wars over the centuries have divided the People into two factions: The Triad Clans and The Lost Clans. In a modern world they work against each other both in battle and in staying hidden from the humans in the cities surrounding them. Kerrisha must convince her own People she is who she claims as well as bridge the gaps left by centuries of war with the leaders of the other clans.
This first book in the series follows Kerrisha on her first true undercover mission to Devon Clan and through a series of struggles, battles, and even places the young Queen on trial for treason. She finds love and romance with her Power-Chosen mate and begins to learn she is not as alone as she imagines.
Included after the story is a short dictionary of Otlantesha, the ancient language of Otland Iis with an English-based pronunciation key.
Caution: Contains Mature Situations and Recommended for Readers 18+
This volume contains scenes of violence that may affect sensitive readers.
“Now, you ask who I am; I have told you I am the fifth Knowledge Guardian of the People of Otland Island. It is my duty and my destiny to reunite the People and safeguard the humans. What am I? I am something that has never been seen before; I am the culmination of centuries. I am the last pureblood of my line. I am someone, I am something that will live for centuries and die a little every day. I will watch my children die, I will watch my grandchildren die, and still I will live on with my Blood-bonded mate, my perfect match. We will live together, work together, and fight together to fulfill our destinies every day. I am the last hope for this planet, for this world; if I fail in my destiny, if I fail to safeguard the humans, then the world will be ruled by the Lost Clans. It will not be ruled by those of us who believe in benevolence; it will be ruled by the Thorans, the Tinotchans, and the Devons. It will become a world of war, hunger, and deprivation. If I fail then we will all lose because I am the last hope.”
About the Author
Many of my characters have "Power-Chosen mates" that is they are destined for each other. Why? Because I believe in love at first (or nearly) sight.
My husband and I met, became engaged two weeks later, married after knowing each other for 98 days, and are still together 20+ years later.
My main character, Kerrisha, is preparing for her wedding to her Power-Chosen mate when she says, "I can think of nothing better than to be together for centuries in life and forever in the Power." How many of us wouldn't want to spend eternity with our soulmate?