by Shean Pao
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The Feather and the Moon Well

A David Farland Discovery

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Feather and MoonWell Book Cover A tower sits in the background of a windy coastline, a womans eyes are faded in the background looking out into the sea
The Feather and the Moon Well

Legend tells of a sorceress

The Willow Woman, living within a white tower outside of the great city of Ethcabar, owns a vast hoard of strange and curious items. If you bring her something precious to add to her Collection, she may grant your wish...or curse you.

But no one knows that the Willow Woman also possess a Moon Well–an item of immense power. One of its many abilities grants her to see into the future, and thus alter its course.

When she sees an item within the Moon Well, a great flaming feather of incredible beauty that has the ability to free her from her tower prison, she discovers she will have to create an evil spell for a Nepha-Lord to get it. However, the devastation to the surrounding countryside, its people, and the certainty of her own misery might be too high of a price to pay.

Barbarus is a slave who wishes to be free of his Master, a Nepha-Lord of the Sixth Hell. He is sent on a journey to gather a rare item for the Willow Woman’s spell. The spell his Master desires will bind a core-demon to his will, and give the Nepha-Lord terrible power.

Neither of them know the Willow Woman is hiding secrets of a different kind, and the use of these powers is forbidden by her own people. Will she lose the love of the one man she has come to accept? Will she risk love, friendship and the terrible war she sees within the Moon Well to obtain The Feather?

A story of selfishness, friendship, betrayal, and hope, The Feather and the Moon Well is a magical tale built within the fringe of Irish Mythology.

This is the first novel in the series, The Brilliance of Sun.

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