Saturday, July 13, 2013

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The Lightness of Dust by M.L. Weaver
Book One, The Meronymy
Luna Risen LLC

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We mortals take solace in knowing that someday our cares will scatter with the dust of our bones.  For the gods who walk among us no such hope exists…especially for the goddess who must witness our deaths.

In ancient Anatolia, a young healer fights to reunite with her true love despite her father's desire to profit from her gift.

In Depression-era Seattle, the caretaker of the Persephone Music Hall finds inspiration for his art in the arms of a beautiful foreign violinist.

A university professor in modern-day California struggles to keep his lab and his marriage from the clutches of his enthusiastic new grad student.

A mysterious thread draws these lives together across the span of history and summons one of them toward an unspeakable fate. Follow the thread as mortal cares scatter with The Lightness of Dust.

We mortals take solace in knowing that someday our cares will scatter with the dust of our bones.  For the gods who walk among us no such hope exists…especially for the goddess who must witness our deaths.

Teaser Excerpt:

The sea receded.  When they arrived at the tide pools Kere and Telamon walked together through the microcosms of sea-life that lay scattered like droplets across the earth.  One droplet harbored an exotic round shell; flattened in profile, its wide red-mottled segments overlapped to form a flexible armor that protected the soft body beneath.  In another droplet, wisping away under the assault of wind and sun, three tiny fish swam an endless circle searching for an escape that would not exist for hours to come.  If they survived the predations of sea birds until then.  Seven-armed stars, called Lunafish by superstitious sailors, dotted watery depressions in a universe of colors and textures.  Only through the mercies of scavengers and the setting sun did the helpless creatures, trapped in abandoned moments, survive.  Shattered crab shells, remnants of a morning feast, lay hollow on the rocks.
Neither Kere nor Telamon spoke as the ocean crept away.  They didn’t want to acknowledge the heartbreak that lay ahead.  Kere flitted from pool to pool and soon the towering rock echoed with squeals of delight at each new creature she discovered.  Playing as they had long before, Kere and Telamon released for the moment the dread lurking in their hearts and became children again.  A cloak of seaweed, a mass of tangled leaves and spongy floats draped across the back and arms, transformed the boy into a fearsome, dripping sea monster.  Imaginary ships succumbed to the mighty onslaught of its grasping tentacles and gnashing beak.  The girl, cupping small creatures in her water-filled hands as she carried them back to the ocean, was reborn as Kimber, the gentle goddess of healing and the sea.  A blue-speckled crab left its perilous refuge in the care of the young goddess; it returned to the sea with its beak-riven carapace whole once more.
The fading sun invited the ocean to reclaim the broken territory so recently abandoned.  Pushed by the advancing moon, the water returned; as it did, so too did the worries of the young man and woman to displace the joys of the boy and girl.  Perched on a stone ledge above the high-water mark, they clasped their hands together and listened to the renewed roar of the water.  Cool mist wet their faces with each surge.
Hating herself, but no longer able to delay, Kere broke the silence.  “When must you leave?”

Author bio

M.L. Weaver’s best friends as a child were books, as asthma kept him indoors—and in bed—a great deal of the time.  His favorite genres were, and are to this day, science fiction, fantasy, and history textbooks.

Matt’s asthma abated but his love for books did not.  Writing novels was always one of his goals but he didn’t manage to put pen to paper until the third year of grad school, which, as he now admits, might have been the worst possible time to focus on anything but research!

After graduating from UC Davis with a Ph.D. in chemistry, Matt moved with his wife and son to the Pacific Northwest.


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1 comment:

ML Weaver said...

Thanks for hosting me!