Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 8-9,000 words
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Susan Stuckey “graduated from college multiple times with different degrees and enough credit hours for even more degrees. In the midst of the college courses she met and married her husband, and is still happily married many years later. Always an avid reader … She resumed her affair with writing when the ‘nest’ emptied and has continued writing (off and on–usually off) until the present day.”
“Kaserie, a slave girl possessing potential magical powers, is held by the ruthless and brutal Halurdow, who intend to corrupt her talent for their own use. She escapes and flees to the
of the Twin Gods where she must not
only confront her formidable enemies, but also her own father.” Temple
Eighteen year-old Kaserie, a Liheiren Kalieri, has been a slave for the past eight years working in the kitchen of the Boar’s Breath Inn. She has had a miserable and restricted existence as the barbarians who enslaved her wait for her Liheiren powers to manifest.
The plot moves quickly in this novelette as Kaserie’s father, a Seeker, manages to spirit her a message of where to seek refuge. However she must act fast as her shields are failing and when they do the Halurdow Shamans will attempt to turn her into a Seeker also.
As Kaserie escapes and heads to the Temple of Azrael, we learn more about her people and Kaserie’s own potential growth as a powerful heroine. Once she makes it to the temple her true nature begins to slowly reveal itself to her with the help of a couple of wolves and a Liheiren Ranger named Thaenad. Kaserie is faced with making some difficult choices and seems to have a good head on her shoulders as she weighs the advice she is given and then decides for herself what actions are appropriate to take. It is a fascinating story and I see potential for a wonderful series to develop.
I found no significant errors.
Rating: ***** Five stars