For those of you who’ve been waiting for a dead-tree version: A Wind From The South is available online at last! You can get it here from Amazon.com.
(A Kindle ebook version is available from Amazon too. But you can get it less expensively over here at Ebooks Direct at the moment, as our Winter Holiday Sale is on. And our ebook is available in multiple formats, and is DRM-free.)
There’s also an audiobook version available from Audible, for those who prefer a spoken-word edition.
In case you have no idea what any of this is about: here’s the blurb.
A goddess in the making… or a demon reborn?
In the remote mountain village where she was born, Mariarta dil Alicg lives the untroubled life of a peasant girl…until, soon after a mysterious stranger’s arrival, she starts to hear voices in the wind. The voices whisper strange secrets in Mariarta’s ears — promising her the power to command the stormwind, hinting at an unknown, magical heritage, and prophesying a fate marvelous past all Mariarta’s imaginings.
Then a curse falls on Mariarta’s village, shattering the lives of her family and friends. Mariarta must journey across the mountain realm of Raetia in search of a way to break the curse — while also hunting for the truth about the beautiful and terrible being who is trying to possess her soul.
Mariarta’s search will lead her into hidden domains of sorcery both dreadful and wondrous, and will finally embroil the young woman in the growing rebellion against her land’s cruel Austriac oppressors. But not before Mariarta comes face to face at last with the immortal Lady of the Storms, and challenges her to one final battle for control of her life, her soul, and her destiny…
“Duane is tops in the high adventure business.” — Publishers Weekly
“One of the finest current writers of speculative fiction.” — Kirkus Reviews