Water Weaver (Wraidd Elfennol #1)
by Morgan Sheppard
The young maiden, Marella, was born to the island of Wraidd Elfennol, a place balanced by the four elements of nature – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The essence of each element contained in sacred artefacts ensuring the balance of life.
Every year, the community from across the island gather for the Summer Solstice. It is at this celebration the Lords and Ladies of Wraidd Elfennol make an astounding announcement. The sacred artefacts are missing. They then proclaim that four individuals, along with their animal Life Partners, will be selected to restore the balance.
Marella and her otter, Nixie, are chosen because of their link to the element of Water and along with her, three others – each in-tune with a different element.
Together they embark on a quest to either find the missing artefacts or somehow create new ones. As the world around them changes, danger lurks with every challenge the group face. They must hurry as the elements need to be restored before a year and a day have passed.
Failure is not an option or the world as they know it will cease to exist.
“Wow, you really know how to get the party started,” said a voice mockingly from nearby.
As Marella looked around she saw a man leaning on the tree next to them. They had been so engrossed with what Lani was saying; none of them had noticed him standing there. He was quite tall and well-built but lean, with dark brown hair that was short and spiky and deep brown eyes. He was leaning back with one knee bent up, his foot resting against the trunk, and his arms were folded across his chest.
He cocked an eyebrow sardonically at Marella as she looked at him. “Have you seen enough now?” he asked.
Marella felt a slight glow on her cheeks as she looked away.
He pushed himself away from the tree and sauntered over to them. He sat down with his legs folded and gave them all a sarcastic smile.
“Who are you?” asked Daren calmly. He didn’t like how this stranger had interrupted them, but he thought he might have some idea as to who he might be.
“I’m Kai and I complete this little… circle,” he said, moving his finger around. “I’m Fire.”
“You mean you represent Fire,” said Marella, lifting her face slightly into the air.
“No, little girl, I mean I am Fire so you’d better make sure you don’t get burnt,” Kai answered her.
To his surprise, Marella burst out laughing. “Oh please, do you practice saying that to get the ultimate effect?” she chuckled.
Author Bio & Links
Always a prolific reader and dabbler in my younger days with short stories, poems and limericks, I have just published my first Epic Fantasy novel, 'Water Weaver'.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Favourite quote - "Aim high and reach for your dreams"
Colour - Rich Purple
Food - Chocolate (of course!)
Time of Day - nighttime, I love the moon in all her beautiful phases
Season - Autumn/Fall
Weather - I love the rain and thunderstorms
I welcome your company as I walk my path.