BlowingWind, a young woman of Native American and Celtic descent, falls in love with Obsidian, a boy she at first believes to be human, but later discovers on the night of her 18th birthday to be the guardian spirit of Medicine Lake, near the sacred Mount Shasta in California. The night before her High School graduation he meets with a bad end, setting her journey of self discovery in motion which ultimately takes her away from everything that she knows and to Japan. There, as she searches for what the soul of Obsidian wishes her to find at the foot of Mount Fuji, she meets with Ryu, a spirit of the mountain and bearing a striking resemblance to the soul she is searching for. By the time these two meet her own spirit is shattered, and it is up to Ryu and a mysterious concurrent incarnation of Obsidian to begin the process of healing her spirit and mind. However, she has her own destiny that waits to be fulfilled, and spirits from both her old and new lives have tests for her. Contains paintings.
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Do you believe that there could be more to our world than meets the eye, in the possibility of spirit realms filled with guides to aide us on life’s journey? Dragon Shaman: Taming the Blowing Wind, the first book in the Dragon Shaman series by Teresa Garcia delves into the legends, spirits and beliefs of multiple cultures, while telling a beautiful story of the pain of young love lost, healing and moving on along the path one is destined for. BlowingWind MountainChild, is the daughter of an Irish mother and an Apache father. She has grown up steeped with the legends of both cultures and is deeply connected to the spirits of the Native American culture and the natural environment around her, following the spirit guides who call to her. Wind has dreams of adventure, love and a future filled with all life has to offer, but when she loses her one true love, her inner spirit fragments, she is devastated and knows she must travel across the globe, in search of answers in her own spiritual quest. In Japan now, earthly wind must contend with the barriers of language and cultural differences, while spiritual Wind finds solace in the spirit world of Japan. Will she ever be whole again? What are the spirits trying to show her? Is she ready for what she discovers? Is she ready for Ryu? Dragon Shaman: Taming the Blowing Wind is complex, well-written and combines multi-cultural beliefs with beautifully descriptive prose. It is a love story, a coming of age story, and a tale that demonstrates the similarities of age-old beliefs between diverse and distinctly different cultures. Teresa Garcia remembers to put some “fun” and light-heartedness into her characters, making them all the more likeable! If you’ve ever felt like there may be ‘several’ enitites within you (you know, the angel on one shoulder, the devil on the other) or felt “shattered” by some life altering event in your life, you may find a commonality with young Wind! If destiny, cultural legends, tales of environmental spirits poke at your interest, you’ll find much to enjoy here in this beautifully written novel! I’d like to thank the author for providing this read for review copy!