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The sentient land of Veridia needs a new Servant to govern its peoples and relay its wishes to them. It chooses the reluctant Fila. She has powerful women’s magic of creation but not yet the skill to use it well, and she can wield it only for good. Jealous relatives want her new position at any price . . . even her death. Can Fila trust her only allies, a scholar who has renounced his male magic of destruction and an ancient spirit of pure evil? Can she survive if she doesn’t?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shauna Roberts grew up in Ohio. After a career as an award-winning science and medical writer and editor, she now writes science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction. She is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop and now serves on the Clarion Foundation Board of Directors. In 2011 she won the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers’ Grant. She teaches occasionally in the University of California at Riverside’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Hadley Rille Books published her historical novel Like Mayflies in a Stream in 2009 and her fantasy novel with romantic elements Ice Magic, Fire Magic in August 2015. She self-published her historical novel Claimed by the Enemy in 2014, and it won the 2014 National Readers Choice Award for best Novel with Romantic Elements. She enjoys reading, gardening, playing and listening to early music, doing yoga, and bellydancing. www.ShaunaRoberts.com.