In this gripping new novel, interspersed with authentic ancient earth rituals and magic, Stepanich-Reidling takes us on an adventure into Land Bann, where priestesses communicate through the art of sounding and the land has been ruled by a succession of Matriarchs. When Lord Mahnet and his men arrive on the shore of Land Bann, life is threatened. When learning of Mahnet’s secret mission -- to enforce a male god upon the people -- Captain Garthe creates anarchy and he and his faction form an alliance with the kinfolk. When the kinfolk learn of the invaders, Priestess Muiranda, the next Matriarch twists fate by desperately seeking help from the Ancient Ones and evoking the dark side of Goddess. Garthe and Muiranda join forces and lead their people into battle against Lord Mahnet, but the damage wrought by Muiranda’s meddling in the supernatural creates chaos. The Ancient Ones withdraw from the world, taking with them the magic of the land. Murder, rape and moral battles ensue. Only Muiranda and Garthe can bring a balance to the land, but Muiranda is lost to the Dark One. Garthe must find a way to reach her before it’s too late.