In a world where sexism has never existed, a female hero must solve the mysteries of her heritage and claim her birthright. |
Imagine a world where roles have never been defined by gender. Imagine heroic myth and archetype manifesting itself as female rather than male. Imagine one step beyond Xena, Warrior Princess. Imagine Star Wars with more than one woman in the universe. If you can imagine all this, then you have attained the paradigm shift that is Flandari's Heirs, the first volume in the saga of Ann of Solsta.
Trained in the ways of a necropath by the hermits who raised her, young Novice Ann is called to minister to the dying Empir Flandari. As the Empir expires, Ann joins souls with her in order to guide her into the afterlife, but what Ann learns in the link shocks her; she is Flandari's true heir, and she must leave the hermitage's safe haven to seek out her destiny. Overcoming one challenge after another, challenges that both shatter her innocence and teach her the art of survival, she finally confronts her twin brother, the amoral Ariel, in the climactic duel to the death for the throne.