This second novel in the Emerald Eyes Trilogy starts on the non-magical Earth. It is Christmas and Cindy and Sylvia from Emerald Eyes Destiny are skating on a lake in Washington State. A strange mist swirls in and a little bird arrives with a message on his leg asking for help. They travel through a magical void to another world and find Muftin, the bird, can speak. Gikre a dwarf is with Tulco, a girl with emerald eyes like their own. She is caught in a bear trap set by human invaders trying to catch them.
After freeing Tulco from the trap Cindy and Sylvia help her to escape from the humans. However, they must cope with strange mists called vapin that appear to come in two forms; a white one helps them but a red one is a terrible enemy.
After being attacked by the red vapin the white vapin comes to their assistance and communicates with them with thoughts. They are told to head to White Sword Peninsular, far away up the coast
Xentrix the dragon provides transport for this perilous journey. There they meet a strange community isolated on a small peninsular. For some reason these humanoids cannot leave the peninsular. Why is this so and what is the dark secret held by these people? What of the strange mists? Are they just a force or something alive?
In this adventure all these problems must be solved including the one about Tulco, herself. It appears that Cindy loses her magical powers as Tulco gains them. The youngster matures at a phenomenal rate to become a woman the same age as Cindy and Sylvia. Why is this so? How does this new Emerald Eye Wizard use her special powers to solve the problems in this magical world?
If you've read Emerald Eyes Destiny you'll love being with Cindy and Sylvia again. This novel, though, is a complete story in itself that can be enjoyed in its own right.
Cindy Meikin, a high school senior, has a strange
experience that puts her in contact with Sylvia, a girl her own age from
another world. After taking Sylvia home she discovers that her mother, Natasha
and herself came from this world and not from Eastern Europe as she had always
Cindy, Natasha and Sylvia return to through a void to
find themselves involved in an ongoing war against foreign invaders. They meet
Archwizard Lightshield, who originally knew Natasha, in a castle under siege.
Cindy also finds that she is an Emerald Eye Wizard and
has strange magical powers in this new land that come to her without being
called upon. The adventure continues with Cindy’s powers becoming stronger and
seemingly being controlled by some unknown force.
Other characters include dwarfs helping to defend
Uronia, Prince Gerard from a northern country in the same world and some
dragons they seek out to help in their battles.
has this all happened to Cindy? What is her real connection with Sylvia and
will the pair be able to drive off a ruthless enemy?
On the planet of Delpe, eighty light years from Earth, 1300 human settlers, descended from a stranded starship crew, have been at war with the crucnon, the native intelligent species of insect creatures, for seven generations.
When a flying female named Jaddig Qarte crashes in human territory she is befriended by human, Holly Jurjevics, Generation 7 Leader. Holly finds the clicker (as humans call them) a compassionate creature with high moral values, not the ruthless killer expected.
Later, it is discovered that Jaddig is genetically related to Holly but how can this be so? And why has this information been suppressed by earlier human generations?
Who are the crucks, a new species who attack both the human settlement and the Crucnon? How will the humans survive after being squeezed between two enemies? Will the long lost Earth bases and shuttle craft, their one hope of leaving the planet, be found?
And what of Jaddig and the thousands of her hybrid species? Where do they belong?
Join them and see, through their eyes, how one family grows and blossoms through the good times and bad. American, Julie tries to cope with a new country, Fiona discovers she is not just a mother-in-law and a young schoolteacher and lonely widower fall in love.
But is this love strong enough to surmount the problems about to descend
upon them all?
At the point of near collapse she comes across a tractor and trailer by the roadside with two terrified children hiding there. Their grandparents have been shot and mother taken away. Determined to save the children, Niana takes them and heads for Albania. With all records destroyed, nobody queries her right to the children and they emigrate to New Zealand.
Matt Coleman is attracted to the new tenant of his New Zealand shop, Niana Bolsa, when she opens a food bar adjacent to his antique and furniture factory. Niana is reluctant to commit herself beyond friendship and says little about her life. Eventually, friendship between Niana and Matt blossoms into passionate love as they and Niana's foster children become a family.
But the terror so prevalent in Niana's past surfaces again--with a vengeance.
find themselves in a land a millennium back in time. Xentrix the dragon is with
them and they rescue a flying girl about to be sacrificed on a pyre in front of
She is Kondel a Pyram, a humanoid creature with wings who live
inside magical pyramids. The enemy in this world are ancient human priests
determined to eliminate all flying creatures from their land. Birds have
already disappeared and it appears that Kondel is the last of her species left.
But is she?
Cindy, Sylvia and the others set out to find the truth about the
evil priests and search for Kondel's kind. Will their magical powers be enough
to overwhelm the priests who appear immortal with the ability to travel through
time? And why are the tiny birds so important in this latest quest?
Note, this is a
complete story in its own right and can be read even if you have not followed
the earlier Emerald Eyes adventures.
They must now follow a perilous journey along ancient Inca trails through the mountains to interior lands and the safety of free Inca towns.
Etalpalli, one of the seven priests who brought the virgins to the sacrificial site has an agenda with loyalty to nobody but himself. He murders the six other priests who accompanied him to the site and on learning that two of the three virgins are still alive, attempts to find them.
Conquistador Capitán Buena Giraldo, commander of the sector of the Inca Empire where Meztli and her friends live has more interest than just converting locals from their heathen ways. He wants to find a rumoured lost gold mine in the area. He teams up with Etalpalli who lies about his knowledge of where the mine is when really his aim is to find Meztli to enslave.
On their way to the east, Meztli and her two friends are met at a junction in the trail by Urco from Cualli's village. He has been sent by Tupac to tell them that all the lands have been conquered by the conquistadors and there is no safe haven through the mountains. Instead they must follow the strings and knots that Incas use to communicate instead of a written language, to a secret cave that goes under the mountains to a hidden valley and golden pyramid. There they will be safe.
But are they?
A far greater threat catches up with them. It is smallpox, a plague brought by the conquistadors that is devastating the local population. Only a few adults survive. For some unknown reason the conquistadors are immune and Inca children also have a high survival rate.
After travelling through the cave, Meztli and her friends arrive in the secret valley of Ehuraythak and golden pyramid to find that the entire population of adults have died from the plague and only children have survived. These are led by two twelve-year-olds, Palia and Ekko who soon welcome the four adults and the tiny community becomes self-sufficient.
Meanwhile, Tupac learns that a new order of fanatical priests have arrived to replace the original ones in the local temple who died with the plague. Their solution is to sacrifice all the children and the few remaining mothers at the next full moon. Tupac is too old to be able to stop this latest sacrifice himself so sets out to find Zolin, Urco and the maidens to ask them to return to the sacrificial site and rescue the latest victims.
On the way he is attacked, not by the conquistadors but by rogue priests including Etalpalli. His llama is killed and he is shot by a musket that the conquistadors have brought to their land but manages to fight them off by using his slingshot. His one thought now is to get to the pyramid but with a musket ball in his shoulder he is weak and knows that if the ball is not removed he will die. Only sheer willpower keeps him going through the cave.
Back at Ehuraythak, Palia and Ekko notice someone coming down the trail. They alert Meztli and Tupac is rescued. Though extremely weak he survives and tells the four that they must return to the sacrificial site to rescue the mothers and children before the next full moon due to rise in only two weeks.
Meztli and her friends begin a new journey back in a race against time through hostile territory controlled by the conquistadors and rogue priests. Their success depends on the help of others and sometimes the enemy become almost friends. The cost though, is gold and a lost gold mine that Capitán Giraldo believes is still in the area.
Does this mean that the pyramid at Ehuraythak must be surrendered or is there another gold mine somewhere?
Do they reach the forty children and adults about to be sacrificed in time?
All will be revealed in this latest Ancient Ancestors novel.
Chloe is a victim of a dominating husband with the ongoing violence finally stopped when Jeff steps in after years of seeing his mother suffer. One evening he retaliates rather than continuing to ignore the latest outburst by his father when his fear of the older man turns to anger. David Sutton suddenly finds he is the victim rather than the perpetrator of a thrashing and is thrown out of the family home.
Adrian Knight is a widower after his wife died of cancer and has two children, seventeen-year-old Ava and son Logan who is twelve. When he meets Chloe she is separated from her husband and their friendship becomes more serious.
David Sutton's true character begins to show when he perpetuates his violent streak against his latest mistress, Nicole Wilks while he seeks revenge against Chloe and Jeff.
Deanne, her date Ryan and Fluer, three of Ava and Jeff's friends, find a party after an Easter school dance is more than just a get together when alcohol and drugs are brought to the Blue Waves Motel. Ava is awoken in the early hours of the morning after the dance by a distressed Deanne and with Adrian's help, picks her up on a deserted road after she fled the motel. Meanwhile at the motel, a distressed Fluer seeks Ryan's help to get her home. He can't find Deanne so agrees to do that. Repercussions back at school follow the situation but the trio avoid punishment as they had already left after a police raid on the premises.
Chloe's love for Adrian is complicated by her becoming pregnant. This affects Ava and Jeff's relationship and the future of both families as they try to solve the situation. Will this drive the pair apart?
David Sutton goes missing and a police investigation find that he had numerous extramarital affairs and violence towards his partners as well as shady business deals with the city's criminals. A beachcomber on a remote beach discovers his body and a murder investigation is begun.
More problems complicate their lives with Nicole and Terri, two of David's mistresses involved. One is befriended by Ava and Jeff who help her through a stressful situation.
How do the lives of the two generations of the Sutton and Knight families pan out? Also, what is the conclusion made about David Suttons's death. Was he murdered or killed in self-defence by one of the women he violated. Only a court case against the woman who killed him will solve the final outcome.
This and other happenings over two years of the character's lives are told in this exciting drama. Like blossoms in the wind, Ava, Jeff, their families and friends are blown around but pull together to challenge life to the fullest.
Johnston a young schoolteacher arrives to take charge of a two teacher rural
school at Ashleyvale in the South Island of New Zealand with his partner,
liberated Lisa. She is just one of the five women who has a profound affect on
his life through the next quarter a century.
a promiscuous farmer's wife engulfs Neil like a spider and almost tears his
relationship with Lisa apart. Afterwards there is a tragedy, Kelly, the
assistant teacher in the junior room at Ashleyvale and decisions to be made.
Neil matures quickly and when faced with an ultimatum by the woman who loves
him, makes a decision that involves shifting back home to the North Island with
one woman and away from the other.
girls also affect his life, Wendy a pupil at Ashleyvale and his daughter Alexia
who, as a baby, unknowingly provides the comfort and love. There are always
changes as society moves through the decades.
is a story of a naive young man who is influenced by the women around him, who
matures, lives life to the fullest and becomes a leader in his chosen
profession. There are tragedies along the way, changing attitudes and the
profound love that keeps him going through good times and bad.
However, the case is reopened after the discovery of her father's rifle.
Inspector Peter Carrington attempts, by fair means or foul, to build up a
murder case against Gail and directs Tania Brogan, an undercover police
officer employed by the school as a teacher, to find evidence. However,
after an accident involving a bus load of pupils on a ski trip Tania switches her allegiance to help Gail but unwittingly plays into Carrington's hand.
Is Gail's successful life as a principal about to be cut short by her past?