Item description for Storm Constantine's Wraeththu Mythos 'terzah's Sons' (Wraeththu Mythos) by Wendy Darling Victoria Copus...
"The witch," the crowd murmured, as they parted before me.
Dirty unwashed humans. I wrinkled my nose and pressed my sleeping harling closer to my chest. I loathed bringing my son into the presence of the filthy things, but when duty is concerned Zen sets aside all else. Even family. We had arrived three months ago in this overcrowded refugee camp on the high plains of northern Megalithica, after Tigron Pellaz-har-Aralis, lord of the powerful region of Almagabra, had chosen my chesnari to be his ambassador to the savages. Zen had taken to the task with an enthusiasm that I didn't understand. When I'd dropped our son's pearl, Zen had shown an appropriate amount of excitement. But as the harling continued to develop within the protective membrane, Zen had found a hundred excuses to be elsewhere which, I'm sure, in his eyes he considered quite legitimate.
The familiar pattern of Zen's thoughts brushed away my irritation. The crowd opened, and I saw him mediating a dispute between two loud humans. He sat with his chin in his hand. His long white hair spilled over his shoulder into his lap. His red tunic was spotted with fresh ink stains. He scratched his nose idly. When his aide Rika nudged his shoulder, Zen looked up and saw me. His smile warmed my thoughts.
I moved forward. The dimwitted human closest to me sputtered nonsense as I passed. He feared me. They all did. With good reason. My first week in the camp, I had caught a thief in my tent and hung his disemboweled body in front of my home for three days to serve as a warning to others. If I had to keep Zen's household and raise our harling here, I refused to sacrifice my family's safety.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
ISBN 1904853285 ISBN13 9781904853282
Reviews - What do customers think about Storm Constantine's Wraeththu Mythos 'terzah's Sons' (Wraeththu Mythos)?
Breath Shared Dec 6, 2006
Yes, this is another book written within the Wraeththu mythos, by Victoria Copus, edited by Storm Constantine. The storyline of this addition to the canon stands out more than any other, including Storm's, in that it deeply delves into how hara really live day to day, rather than on the drama of their love lives and dark secrets (not that I haven't gotten a lot of inspiration from those). The trilogies tell the stories of primary characters, while this one really hones in on an extremely minor character, it reveals the story of those hara in smaller tribes left to live in the aftermath of the Tigron coming to power, and we see the story of Immanion unfolding in the background of these less political perspectives. Every har narrator I fall in love with, Terzah, no less. He's not likable because of his compassionate nature. Rather, he's very much of the tribes the other books embittered us against, as killers and heartless thugs. Terzah starts out as much, and still retains his warrior nature, but compassion emerges not just in the reader's view of him, but his view of himself. This author really captures the perspective of a parent who retains an emotional detachment from his harlings really well, in that Terzah loves his children, but his warrior spirit prevents him from being caught in their adolescent manipulations. Apart from the fact that he bears a pearl that is natured just like him. Very interesting study of human-hara relations. Where other installments focused on the gender equality and disparity, this one drew on the hara relationship to humans, and the painful fence where young ones choose to become hara, or face a questionable fate as a human. Well done.
A needed insight on human-wraeththu relations Mar 25, 2006
Victoria Copus' contribution to wraeththu mythos is a poignant, psychologically sound insight on the relations between hara and humans. Terzah is the consort of the supervisor of a refugee camp,Zen where human and hara experiment the difficulties and attritions of living togheter as a community. Terzah comes from the fierce tribe of Kheops, and his prejudiced view of humans will be changed after the dramatic death of an human friend, whose children he'll choose to adopt. The description of Zen and Terzah's human/harish family vicissitudes is very interesting, and at times touching. Only fault the introduction of too many characters, bot human and harish, makes following the story a bit difficult. but it's worth it!
fun, and real Jun 29, 2005
If you are looking for a Lord of the Rings epic this is probably not the book you are looking for. This is not a great epic this is a story of family and real life, in a mythical world with a race that has evolved from humans. Victoria Copus manages to make characters that could be larger than life seem real and her story is not necessarily about the great heros but the every day ones that live all around us. Her characters are not following some great destiny or going on a quest they are living in a refugee camp and creating a village. The characters drag you in and make you feel like you are a part of it. I read this before I read the Wraethlu saga and was the reason I decided to try it so you do not need to have read it to enjoy this foray in the world. There are terms that may be confusing but for the most part are self explanatory. I enjoyed this so much that I could not put it down and I have read it about 5 times. It is excellent.