The Hammarleeding people dwell in the high mountain valleys of my North-lands. They wield a tribal magic born of dance and song and the flow of sacred waters.
Ritual and tradition hold a special place in Hammarleeding culture. Their rites are beautiful and uplifting, but they underpin a way of life that features many thou-shalt-nots.
In each story of the Kaunis Clan Saga, one woman – or one man – challenges the shibboleths that threaten her – or his – particular bright dream.
1 • Sarvet’s Wanderyar
2 • Crossing the Naiad
3 • Livli’s Gift
4 • Winter Glory
(Each installment presents a unique protagonist from a fresh generation of the family. The stories stand alone and need not be read in order.)
KAUNIS CLAN I
Running away leads right back home – or does it?
Sarvet walks with a grinding limp, and her mountain culture keeps girls close to home. Worse, her mother emphasizes all the things Sarvet can’t do. No matter how gutsy her spirit or bold her defiance, staying put means growing weaker. Yet only boys get wanderyars. Lacking their supplies and training, how can Sarvet escape? Can dreams – even big dreams – and inner certainty transform impossible barricades into a way out?
Crossing the Naiad
KAUNIS CLAN II
Its truth forgotten in the mists of time, the old bridge harbors a lethal secret. Something dark and primal haunts the stones and the wild river below.
Kimmer knows the stories, but she doesn’t know why the crumbling span feels so fraught with menace. Her way home lies across the ruin. Dare she take it?
KAUNIS CLAN III
Livli struggles with a secret she keeps from everyone, even her closest friends, and she must solve the problem at its heart before she’s discovered. Her answer lies in a half-remembered folk-tale from her childhood. Without that lost bit of magical lore, Livli stands to lose everything, including the most precious thing in her life: her son. With it . . . she stands a chance.
KAUNIS CLAN IV
Caught in a cold and snow-shrouded wilderness, far from home, Ivvar confronts the woman he once cherished and an ancient scourge of the chilly woodlands in a complicated dance of love and death. Ivvar’s second chance at happiness – and his life – hang in the balance.
Sarvet & Livli
KAUNIS CLAN OMNIBUS
A cloistered world meets two world changers. When Sarvet’s culture hems her in, she pushes back. Her daughter, Livli, does likewise.
Sarvet & Livli is an omnibus containing both the novella Sarvet’s Wanderyar and the novel Livli’s Gift in their entirety.
Each story stands alone. You don’t need knowledge of one in order to enjoy another. But if you prefer to read in chronological order, that would be:
Crossing the Naiad
Be aware that Crossing the Naiad takes place just before the end of Sarvet’s Wanderyar.
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