Only she knows the truth that can save her people.
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Malia fears the fierce, winged creatures known as Jeguduns who live in the cliffs surrounding her valley. But when she discovers an injured Jegudun, Malia’s very existence — her status as clan mother in training, her marriage, her very life in the Taakwa village — is threatened by her choice to befriend the intelligent creature. But will anyone believe her when she learns the truth: the threat to her people is much bigger and much more malicious than the Jeguduns. Lurking on the edge of the valley is an Outsider army seeking to plunder and destroy her people, and it’s only a matter of time before the Outsiders find a way through the magic shield that protects the valley — a magic that can only be created by Taakwa and Jeguduns working together.
“5 out of 5 stars! One of the most beautifully written novels I have ever read. Suspenseful, entrapping, and simply … well, let’s just say that Shards of History reminds us of why we love books in the first place.”
— Good Choice Reading
“Fast-paced, high-stakes drama in a fresh fantasy world. Rebecca Roland is a newcomer to watch!”
— James Maxey, author of Greatshadow: The Dragon Apocalypse.
“A must for any fantasy reader.”
— Plasma Frequency Magazine
“Shards of History and its sequel, Fractured Days, are terrifically entertaining reads from beginning to end clearly establishing and demonstrating author Rebecca Roland’s consummate skills as an original and entertaining storyteller that will leave her enthusiastic readers looking forward to more novels featuring Malia and her world. Very highly recommended as enduringly popular addition to community library Fantasy Fiction collections.”
— Midwest Book Review
“A captivating tale of a deadly clash between matrilineal and patriarchal cultures in a pseudo Native American setting replete with dragons! Roland delivers the goods with engaging characters, innovative world building, and plot twists galore in Shards of History. I sincerely hope there’s a sequel!”
— Susan Abel Sullivan, author of The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama
“Roland’s beautifully woven, suspenseful debut novel draws readers into a groundbreaking fantasy panorama and resonates in the heart with its genuine, personal portrayal of loyalty, relationships, and sacrifice. I eagerly await more stories about the Jegudun and Taakwa!”
— David J. Corwell y Chávez, author of “Encounter at Boca del Diablo” (Tales of the New Mexico Mythos)