http://mfrwbookhooks.blogspot.com She had dreams and plans to restore the reputation of the Healwomen. And bring them to their proper place. She must succeed.
Return to the world where Midra and Midran rule. The god and goddess have two faces. Midra is Mistrees on the Moon and also Mistress of the Dark. Midran is Lord of light and Lord of shadows. Rons ago, the Three and Three rose, Seer, Warrior, Healer defeated the Lord of Shadows, though remnants of his worshipers remain. As generations pass in the four nomes of the land only a few remain to honor the Mistress. Once again the followers of Midran prevail, leaving trouble to roil beneath the surface. Prophecies abound and many point to change. Will the Three and Three come again?
In Nilos, Healwomen have become only midwives. Their hodara lies in ruins on the bank of the Nilos River in the city of Memphos. Only a few women come for training and remain in the city. Others serve in the highlands and on the desert. The Eldest, she who rules the midwives, sets upon a scheme fo bring the Three to life and to rule the nome.
What will happen when the Eldest sets her plan into action? Will there be just three women or will they find their opposites becoming the fabled Three and Three? Who will rule the changes to come?
She had dreams and plans to restore the reputation of the Healwomen. And bring them to their proper place. She must succeed.
She stumbled and when a rock shifted nearly fell. A scrap of parchment showed from under the stone. She crouched and carefully removed the tattered fragment. She held it to the light to read the few words.
The Three…Seer, Warrior, Healer…Come again…Unite with…
Those few words rocketed in her thoughts. They pointed the way. Her brow wrinkled. She had a command from the goddess. Why else had she found this shard?
The Eldest sat on a rock. Plans circled in her thoughts. Three young women must be found. She could create them and erase her failure. She slid the scrap into the pocket of her dark green divided skirt. Was there more knowledge hidden beneath the rubble? Could she find more information from the few remaining scrolls as the house?
Though she spent the rest of the morning overturning rocks and stones in what had been the scriptorium, she found no more fragments. A triumphant laugh emerged. The bit of parchment had been a gift from Midra.
I will be the one. The Three will come. The Seer, Warrior and Healer will bring change to Nilos. The midwives will regain their position in the land. A new hodara will arise to house the Healwomen who will become Healwoman.
I will be the one. She sounds very determined - which is a good thing.
oops sorry - don't know how that happened - 2 posts.
Janet, I love the premise of this book and the excerpt. Sounds like a wonderful story!
Linda McLaughlin/Lyndi Lamont
Actually not a good thing but sets up the rest of the story.
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