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If you liked Complete Tales of da Yoopernatural, you will be reunited with many of your favorite characters in this stand alone contemporary, epic fantasy. Join Rene and Stephen DeClaire, Grandma Rena Twoshadows and many others, as they fight to save themselves, the World Under the Flesh and the World of the Flesh.
If you haven’t read the Tales of da Yoopernatural, don’t let that hinder you. This novel reads perfectly well as a stand alone.
Perhaps that was why no one else in her generation seemed to appreciate her music. They did not appreciate life anymore, unable to experience it through the noise of commercial culture. And the simple fiddle tunes she played were the songs of life. Simple though they might be, they were imbued with all the subtle beauty and power of life. Somehow, she had to communicate that beauty and power to others.
Her playing must be immersed in the raw wonder of life. Every note must be so full of life it could not be ignored. Once she achieved that, the people around her could not help but listen to her. And when they listened, perhaps her music would help them to see things as they really were. If her music awakened something in them, they might not be able to go back to sleep once she was done playing. Sleepers awakened might become a force for positive change, helping to heal the ills of this world, and also the spirit world.
First she must make every note she played, every fingering and draw of bow, resonate with life. As Rene lost herself in the music, the rift opened and the world around her vanished. She entered into the spirit world without even realizing it. She put her heart into the music, making every note count. And she succeeded.
Her music was full of life. It was full of joy and sadness, vital and ephemeral. Each note breathed with power, yet every note yielded this power to the melody, making a living thing that moved through time and marked the world with its passage.
The performance was so astonishing Rene had to stop playing. And as she stopped, she realized she had her eyes closed. Opening them, she was astonished to find herself in a different world. She was still sitting on a boulder atop a ridge, but everything around her had changed — the landscape and the vegetation. And something about this world felt different, though before she could judge what it was, she was caught by another surprise.
“Bravo!” Someone close by cheered with delight.