From the moment that their magical talents were first discovered at an early age, Taryn and Julia have spent their time training and developing their gifts. Gifts which include the ability to communicate by projecting their thoughts, to use fire to send small objects back and forth, and to combine herbs and flowers to create strong potions. They have become confident and well versed in their enchantment work and have helped to heal the people under their father's protection and nurture the land which they love. They also treasure the bond with their family and enjoy spending time in each other's company. They live with their father Johann and Taryn's young son Thomas in a castle in Scotland. From this castle, Johann rules beneficently over Edinburgh and its environs. Recently, however, everything in their once peaceful world has started to change. The British have launched a campaign to take Johann's land away from him, and Taryn has been compelled to leave home and lead the army. Julia, who finds herself at loose ends without her brother, spends much of her time using her skills to keep him safe. That alone would be worrisome eugh, but beneath the surface of this war lurks something even more malicious. Kwn to only a select few, a powerful sorcerer named Razgar is manipulating the British and using the cover of war to destroy Johann and his family. And he stands a very good chance of succeeding. Razgar is a powerful enemy and Taryn and Julia are forced to shift their comfortable way of interacting with the allies and each other if they hope to survive. They must take a new look at their skills and reach even deeper levels of commitment and ability. And even if they succeed, Razgar has one final ace up his sleeve. And it could be deadly.
Sandra (Sandy) DiMartino is a shamanic practitioner and Reiki Master/Teacher. Although her primary training is in shamanism and Reiki, she has also explored other modalities such as Donna Eden's energy work, mediumship, and Magnified Healing. For ten years, she served in a shamanic apprenticeship with Roy Bauer studying a variety of techniques including soul retrieval and extraction. The group also worked with psychopomp and explored the use of masks to embody allies. In addition, Sandy completed a Celtic apprenticeship with Tom Cowan.