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Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea (The Witch of Two Suns #1)

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The shari'a people are an ancient race-a proud and gentle people, ruled by witches who harnessed the powers of the world for the benefit of all. When the seafaring Allemanii tribes came to their shores, the two races lived side by side for generations, staying apart but trading and learning from each other in peaceful harmony. But something went horribly awry and the shari...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 13th 2002 by Tor Fantasy (first published July 1st 2001)
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This book is fantasy with overtones of soft-core science fiction.

Witchcraft has been outlawed for generations in this feudal land, but what happens when a witch reveals herself in the process of healing a noble? This book examines issues of prejudice on both sides of an ancient conflict, as the characters try to understand the good and evil in themselves. I look forward to seeing how the characters develop in the remaining books of the trilogy.
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Diana Marcellas creates a world in this book were differences are suppressed and magic has no place to be. In a planet called Yarvanett, Brierly needs to find her place, without betraying her identity. This is a book were fantasy and emotions are the dominant elements, but adventure, suspense and genuine characters make this novel an excellent option for those who like to read science fiction and fantasy books. (Isabel C. - Reader's Services)

really enjoyed this and the 2 that followed, unfortunately the series stops bang in the middle of everything and any further books haven't been written - I don't know the reason, whether the author lost the plot or fell afoul of publishing entanglements. Crying shame though. The existing books are still well worth a read, just be prepared to be left dangling :(
Laurie D'ghent
So disappointed in this book. It was an epic, beautiful tale that enthralled me, with very little swearing and nothing inappropriate beyond a passing mention of rape. Then, around page 250, it erupted into pernicious filth. I kept trying to skip ahead, get past the scene, but it just went on and on. So, so disappointed.
An amazing book about a witch and her coming to terms with her powers while running away from the rest of the world who think her too dangerous to live, Even though she heals anyone who needs it.
S. L.
This has interesting characters, but not much story to it. But anyone who reads fantasy should read this just once, for the sake of her witches and her women.
Malissa Kent
I loved this book; I couldn't put it down, and eagerly devoured the others in the series (which isn't over yet...). Ms. Marcellas's writing is beautiful and her characters are well-developed; one of the books that I simply cannot recommend enough.
Quite good fantasy about one of the few "witches" who've survived extermination over the centuries in this created world. Conflict comes as she tries to keep to her calling to heal while remaining anonymous and discovering the history of her people.
Megan Sewell
This is another bought the book because I liked the cover, I have to say, the book inside was just as amazing as the cover. Highly recommend this book.
This fantasy tale emphasizes its strong heroine and a plot that develops the characters over time. It often appeals to fans of Robert Jordan.
It was a pretty good read with some different views about magic. I did really like the magic system, and some of the plot twists.
I enjoyed this bookvary much but I found it harder to get into than most other books. It was a little too slow of a starter for me.
I'll admit I didn't finish this one. Several chapters in, when I still wasn't gripped by plot or character, I abandoned it.
Engaging and well-written, but I found myself losing interest in the last part of the story.
En välskriven fantasy. Dock lite för mycket politik och för lite action för min smak.
took a while, but got better
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