Women of the Valley -working title-
Shina Valley is a place of peace. The people live in harmony, protected by the Wise Women who rule the villages and maintain the energy that keeps the valley a secret from those who would destroy it.
But nothing lasts forever… even magic, and at a High Winter Ritual a prophecy arrives that will change the fates of the Wise Women and the Valley dwellers forever.
Here are the stories of the four women who shaped the destiny of the Shina Valley and all who lived there.
Magra: the aging Queen who must chose a successor or risk the downfall of all that her ancestors worked for. Can she trust her wisdom to interpret the prophecy correctly? Or has her hesitation doomed her people?
Moki: once thought to be the Queen’s favorite, now relegated to the role of enemy, she is determined to protect the ways of the Wise Women, even if it means challenging the Queen they all adore.
Milesh: Overlooked by many, she is mighty in power but torn by loyalties. Unsure of whom to trust but feeling the weight of her people’s future on her young shoulders she makes a decision that could be their salvation or the beginning of the end.
Meyla: child of prophecy and destined to rule, she wishes nothing more than to be a simple village woman. Her fears of her own abilities and her jealousy for her sister’s simple life and permission to love takes her on a journey that no one could have foreseen.
Shina Valley teeters on the edge of a new era…. But will this be a time of peaceful renewal or of unbridled danger?