Simon & Schuster (East Roseville, NSW), November 2001
Emma Develle is a struggling artist with an extraordinary talent, the gift of
second sight. Her investigations into the apparently supernatural murder of
her aunt lead her into the parallel land of Eronth, a magical world where
ancient goddesses are engaged in a power struggle with a fallen angel race,
the Azephim, who are attempting to charge the sacred Eom crystalthe source
of power for all the known worlds.
Emma befriends the crone Khartyn and her apprentice Rosedark, who recognise
Emma as the prophesied Crossaa traveller from another world with the
ability to prevent the Eom from charging.
Emma, Khartyn and Rosedark embark on a perilous quest to prevent the Azephim
from using the Eom to destroy the Faiaite people of Eronth, who are weakened
by faminethe goddess Persephone has thrown the seasons into chaos by
refusing to rise from her exile in the Underworld. Meanwhile, the Webx tree
people cross to Eronth to reclaim the Eom, which the Azephim stole from them
on the Day of the Ashes. They are challenged by the ancient Faery tribes of
Eronth, who are themselves under threat of extinction from the Azephim.
Emma endures the Great Rite at Belthane, where she is reunited with her soul
mate, the Stag Man, and finally must enter the Underworld to face the
greatest challenge of allcan she convince the goddess Persephone to rise?
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|Cover by Nick Stathopoulos |