- Series: Taren Novels
- Hardcover: 328 pages
- Publisher: Apollo House Press (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978751876
- ISBN-13: 978-0978751876
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,341,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rayna of Nightwind (Taren Novels) Hardcover – April 1, 2008
In Rayna of Nightwind, R.A. Baker has created a fascinating world with a rich history and a fascinating cast. -Apex Reviews
Not only is the end result entirely satisfying and absorbing, it will have you forgetting everything you've just read. If ever an author wanted a way to ensure that readers go on to buy the sequel, this is how to do it. -Total Sci-Fi Online.com
When Rayna Powell seeks to avoid running into a woman standing in the middle of the road on a rainy night, the ensuing crash hurtles her into another world, where she crosses a barren, lightning-filled plain to emerge in a land that hails her as a god returned. Rayna reluctantly gets drawn into an ancient conflict between the folk of West Taren and their eastern kin. Confronting inhuman magicians known as Red Robes and their ruthless king, Rayna and her newfound allies uncover a startling secret about the world's origin... -Library Journal
When Rayna Powell seeks to avoid running into a woman standing in the middle of the road on a rainy night, the ensuing crash hurtles her into another world, where she crosses a barren, lightning-filled plain to emerge in a land that hails her as a god returned. Rayna reluctantly gets drawn into an ancient conflict between the folk of West Taren and their eastern kin. Confronting inhuman magicians known as Red Robes and their ruthless king, Rayna and her newfound allies uncover a startling secret about the world's origin --Library Journal
From the stunning imagination of R. A. Baker comes the first novel in his Taren series. In the troubled land of Taren rules a bitter, oppressive regent named Nephredom, who alone maintains the Gate a Psi-magical barrier that contains thousands of mutated beasts, that were once men. However, the strain of keeping the Gate has pushed Nephredom to the edge of madness, and it is only a matter of time before the Gate opens. . .Into this world comes an outsider. Following a bizarre lightning storm, college student Rayna Powell finds herself lost and alone in Taren with only her stubborn instincts and logical mind to guild her. She is a student of science, but what she experiences in Taren defies science, and forces her to come to terms with the unknown powers growing inside her. Many of the people of Taren believe Rayna to be a Power , the greatest kind of mage, who holds wields the legendary magic chaotic. Treachery and political strife run rampant as opposing factions clash, with Rayna caught in the middle. She reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious woman with a bounty (imposed by Nephredom himself) on her head, who in exchange for Rayna s help promises to help Rayna in her quest to return home. However, as they flee and hide from Nephredom s red-robed minions, the price of the stranger s help may be higher than what Rayna is willing to pay. Rayna of Nightwind is a bold sci-fi/fantasy hybrid, resonating notes of Silverberg and Terry Brooks, yet starkly painted with the author s unique brush. Compelling, and sometimes humorous, the richly imagined world of Taren beckons. --The Publisher
About the Author
R.A. Baker was born in North Carolina in 1971, and was raised in Richmond, Virginia. A writer since high school, the author went on to receive an undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, having double majored in psychology and rehabilitative counseling. Presently living in southern Virginia, Taren marks R.A. Baker's debut as a novelist.
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