- File Size: 1531 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Publisher: Double Dragon eBooks; large type edition edition (April 24, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 24, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007X57XMS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cerridwen, a healer who can see auras is the only hope for the world. She bonds with Trevly, the nature boy who has highly developed senses. Sasha, a haunted wanderer who seeks happiness in materialistic values, and her two 'knights' roam Corn World. When their path crosses that of Cerridwen and Trevly, they must decide if they want to join her quest or seek the treasure the mural in Saint Eyes is supposed to point to. Each character has abilities that turn out to be essential for reaching the mural that is said to help rescue the world.
This fantasy novel is set in a world that is masterly described. A marvelous entertainment, by turns witty and gloomy, full of profound insight into human nature with nicely crafted characters to which I got attached more with every turn of the page.
It is very easy to picture the characters in this fantasy world, the description of man, animal and nature. Each stop on the way to Saint Eyes is a new adventure. The fight for survival, the worst and best of humanity, are portrayed in such rich detail it's impossible to put the book down.
I highly recommend this book, the first in a series. The story is a treat for readers of any genre, not only those who enjoy fantasy. Although impossible to know how Britland and its inhabitants would look like, the writers rise to the challenge, giving us a world so foreign, yet so familiar.
Batten down the hatches! Wind Over Troubled Waters sweeps readers into a future world devastated by flood. Surviving a landslide, grief and desolation, Cerridwen's quest is to fulfill her mother's dying wish. Sasha's quest is for freedom, adventure and meaning for her life.
The world Stanley and Parzefall create is familiar in a frightening way. The journey through a future flood-ravaged world reveals the value of the storyteller, the healer, the quick witted and the strong. Through Cerridwen and Sasha's parallel quests we rediscover the value of old skills, loyalty, compassion, freedom and the deeper emotion of love.
A maelstrom of adventures and challenges contrast with the beautiful crafting of characters and settings and sweep Wind Over Troubled Waters straight onto the `favourites' shelf.
The story hooks us in the opening scene when Cerridwen flees with her mother from a devastating mudslide in the dead of night. She draws us into her primitive future - a future where derelict buildings and abandoned cars planted with wild herbs are the only evidence of an advanced civilization before the great flood destroyed it.
Cerridwen, named after the goddess of healing, sets out from Red Roof on a quest to find the wise old woman of Hailing who will guide her towards fulfilling her destiny. It is her mother's dying wish that Cerridwen (Wen) make her country, Britland, a better place for everyone through the power of a moonstone ring.
Even at this young age, it is clear Wen is a gifted healer. She sees and interprets auras of those around her and has visions of the Britland of a bygone era. She comes to rely on a mysterious traveller, named Trevly, who has exceptionally well-developed senses and the ability to calm the wildest beast. Together they make the dangerous trek through Corn World to Hailing. Along the way, Wen brings hope and healing to the needy, in spite of the abuses they subject her to.
Cerridwen's story runs parallel to Sasha's, a manipulative, materialistic woman whose nature and purpose are in stark contrast to Wen's. Sasha travels from the opposite direction, with her two `knights', Boris, a rough brute, and Aron, the man who rescued her from a cruel `husk band' in Pens Dance. Sasha delights in pitting the two men against each other while they travel through Corn World in search of a better future for her, but she becomes separated from them with dire consequences.
The contrast in the lives and nature of the two women is a striking reminder that most people seek a better life for themselves and their friends, but very few of us seek to improve the life of strangers.
In this violent age, where misconceptions lead men to torture the innocent, people still attempt to create order out of chaos. When men put aside rivalries for the love of a woman and communities overcome bias and anger to show mercy, we see the signs of human decency and dignity.
Wind Over Troubled Waters is the powerful creation of co-authors Edith Parzefall and Francene Stanley. The writing is seamless. I couldn't quess which characters belonged to which writer. But, come to think of it, the scenes definitely came from an unusually high creative stimulus. Ms Parzefall and Ms Stanley place before us an honest portrait of human nature at its best and worst. Every character and incident moves the story forward, forcing us to confront humanity in the raw...with eyes wide open. #
I enjoyed every minute of it.
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