After a devastating raid by the slavers of the eastern Ottalan Empire that cripples her clan, killing the chieftain and his wife, Seraphimé, princess of the Osprey Clan, is left for dead in the snows of her homeland, the Sierran Tundra.
Rescued and then guided by an ancient god who seeks to wake the tundra and rally her nations against the looming Eagle of the Desert, Seraphimé is instructed to strike south for the homeland of the proud and war-like Greyl tribes to seek aid for her beleaguered people.
The terms of that alliance are more than she can bear.
As Seraphimé struggles to choose between her duty and her heart, the Tigil Mstusa plots in the centre of the desert Ottalan Empire. His raiding party obliterated by a mysterious man and his three black hounds in the tundra, Mtsusa wants revenge and he plans to enact it with the full force of the mighty Ottalan Empire behind him.
Seraphimé must make peace with her fate or risk the destruction of her people, and the god whom she loves.
The Summer Bird is volume one of the two volume epic The Seraphimé Saga.
About the Author
Born in 1983 in Quito, Ecuador, S.M. Carrière has lived in five countries around the world including Ecuador, Gabon and The Philippines. The family moved to Australia from The Philippines shortly after the commencement of hostilities there in 1989. After graduating High School, S.M. Carrière worked full time as an Office Junior at a law firm in Brisbane, Queensland before moving to Canada in 2001. In 2002 she began her academic career beginning in Criminology, but switching to Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on Perhistoric Anthropology and Archaeology) after her first year. She graduated with a B.A. Hon from Carleton University in 2007 with honours. It wasn't until well after graduation that writing found her. She hasn't looked back since. S.M. Carrière now resides in Canada with her two cats and a growing collection of books.