By Diane Duane
A goddess within the making, or a demon reborn?
In the distant mountain village the place she used to be 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 historical past, and prophesying a destiny fabulous 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 how to holiday the curse -- whereas additionally attempting to find the reality in regards to the appealing and bad 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 may eventually embroil the younger lady within the turning out to be uprising opposed to her land's merciless Austriac oppressors -- yet now not prior to Mariarta comes head to head ultimately with the immortal girl of the Storms, and demanding situations her to at least one ultimate conflict for keep watch over of her existence, her soul, and her destiny...
Reader advisory: This novel rated PG-15 for mature issues, language (Romansch), and the reinvention of democracy
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Where is it I is want for go this bright, she say. Eat I of apple and of fish, while is she set by I, all quiet on knee. Stands I, for make a piss. Old wind is with that big a strong in he as make sniff of I's pissing go ways off, that may I piss on pig-keep wall with not a fright that Hob may find of I. I's will is big, yet come more little as they water is go out from he. Turns I, and see as girl is look on will of I, and makes good mouth for see of he. This bright is we go up of valley edge, she say, in bove of beast-keep making high on hill.
Sniff I not flowers. Sniff I of no thing only blood. Hob is walk off from branch hill and of I, and come he by of little fire in fore of hut, where is he stoop. He spirit-shape rise high and black on white of aur-ox skin, and is he take up stick from fire, which stick is come with fire as like. N o w Hob is turn for come back way of I, he's fire-stick hold in hand that make white wets of bright move on he belly, on he arms and edge of he black cheek. 54 Look I to girl, and glean not how she is not make of help for I.
Smoke rise and fall like to grey river bout of I, and hurt come big as sky. No breath, and see of I is come all dark. In dark is queer and many things, with many little seeings hang in smoke. See I of fire-hair men as may make fire to run as blood from stones. See I a where as man skin is fall black from sky. See I a path, from water to big water long, where is brights go now fore and back, more quick, more many as they fish. See I a making as like to a head-bone, big, and black, and all of fire.
A Wind from the South (Raetian Tales, Book 1) by Diane Duane