By P.C. Cast
A stranger in worlds Conceived in a lie and trapped in a tree all through her gestation, Morrigan's start was once really magical. After that begin, she spend the following eighteen years raised as a typical woman in Oklahoma. Upon studying the reality of her background, her rage and grief tackle an influence in their personal, wearing her again to the area of Partholon. but, rather than being revered because the daughter of the goddess Incarnate, Morrigan sounds like a kept away from outsider. In her desperation to belong in Partholon, she confronts forces she does not absolutely comprehend or keep an eye on. and shortly an odd darkness attracts nearer . . .
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I’m not describing it right. When I entered the cave it seemed like I belonged there. ” Her grandparents nodded. They did understand—they’d helped her through it her whole life. ” “Well, hon, you’ve always loved the outdoors. I suppose it makes sense that you would have a positive reaction to what you might think of as being embraced by the earth,” Grandma said. “That’s kinda what I told myself at first. ” She noticed G-pa’s voice was guarded. He was probably worried that she’d had a fight with her girlfriends.
What would happen when the crystals found out they were mistaken? She wasn’t the daughter of any goddess. She was just an orphan kid whose family was kinda strange. Sure, like her grandparents, her mother, Shannon, had believed that trees and rocks and nature in general had souls, and that a god or goddess couldn’t be confined to a building. But Shannon Parker had definitely been mortal and not a goddess. Her death was all the proof Morrigan needed of that. Embrace your heritage. The words didn’t come from the rocks, but drifted to her familiarly through the cool air of the cave.
A bell rang, reminding Morrigan of something that ranchers probably used a zillion years ago to call cowboys in to dinner. ” a male voice bellowed over a scratchy loudspeaker system. The girls exploded into activity as they shoved the leftovers in the picnic basket Mama Parker had packed for them and dumped the plastic plates, etcetera, in a nearby trash can. Morrigan grabbed the basket and hurried to put it in the back of Old Red, her beat-up Ford Escort station wagon. As an afterthought, she grabbed the little emergency flashlight G-pa made sure she kept with the first-aid kit, flares and blanket in the rear of her well-used car.