Dark Wind in Eden
by Roy E Edwards
"In the face of great and terrible adversity, when all you own is yourself and the earth beneath you is divided, sometimes a Dark Wind will blow." Isian the Elder
For more than ten centuries "Mohenjarro" the "City of Life" lay moribund in its inﬂexible traditions, oblivious to a small, gathering evil inexorably diminishing the spiritual vitality of the people. And then one day, more by accident than design, a young inexperienced warrior with the heart and soul of a scholar, shatters the mainstay of a thousand years of tradition. Within hours he is tried, condemned and cast out. Dazed and bewildered by the speed and severity of his conviction, the young outlaw, wanders aimlessly, devoid of hope and direction until he chances upon a hidden valley, known to the enigmatic inhabitants as the "Valley of a Million Years".
He falls in love with Lanaya, a woman of the valley, but his love has nowhere to go, no hope of life. Disillusioned he turns away only to face a shocking truth concerning his own people. He determines to return to the city, reveal the truth and unmask the evil lurking within. But no one will heed or otherwise acknowledge he exists.
Humiliated and angry he returns to the wild, an easy target for the machinations of evil. But all is not what it seems as the young outlaw continues to lose more than he gains in the bittersweet breath of a Dark Wind in Eden.
332 pages softcover