Summerbird Asii has always been an inept seer; why try to deny it? She's spent her young life hiding her fractured magic, in a land where magic will get you a death sentence faster than any crime. The last thing she needs is a gruff, wheedling griffin appearing in her cottage. He might be the size of her cat, but he's a magical creature, from forbidden magical Emythor, and he's requesting her help. What? No. She was born in Emythor but dumped in Isterr as a child. She wants no part in rescuing highborn Fey with compromised magic. But the griffin's story intrigues her. Though the evil sorcerer sounds terrifying, she wavers. What's in it for her? Can she stay in Emythor if she succeeds? Does she have a choice? She doesn't. But as the griffin leaves her to decide, his parting words are an irresistible lure to a young woman desperate to learn of her stolen life— "would you like to learn your magic?" "Summerbird Rises" begins the tale of a young seer, whose ultimate talent is her appalling inability to see the future or work magic. Her lack of talent is actually goddess-sent, as the last thing she wants is the heavily armed men who enforce the 'no-magic' law to jail or even execute her. When a gruff griffin shows up in her cottage, her life will never be the same. Follow Summerbird as she returns to the land of her birth. The griffin's simple words lead her to learn who—and what—she really is, and what life-changing secrets have been hidden from her. Why did her grandfather leave her in a cold-bloodedly non-magical world with a well-used green-crystal ball, and the words, "This is your legacy. Forget whatever you see in it."
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Debi loves sharing her tales of altruistic dragons and wild-blooded witches, unworldly ælves, mischievous sprites, and clever, magical cats. Step into one of her tales and you’ll be engulfed in a world not so different from your own in some ways and utterly contrasting in others—where courage and honor mean everything; and cowardice and betrayal can cost you your life. Ah, but the rewards! Eternal love and unending adventures, where worlds without modern amenities are not as simple, or as challenging, as you would think. Join a quest through serene and dangerous woods or find an adventure in endless, icy mountains, with strong and dedicated women and men, wielders of magic and swords, who will teach you what a friend truly is. Or an enemy. Some beings are good, some bad, many don't know what they are, and it's hard to know which is which, But one thing is certain--with the varieties of species and the worlds they live in, full of discord and harmony, love and hate, virtue and corruption, life can be breathtaking!