Okay, since it's the day after Christmas, we have gifts on our mind--gifts that we are psyched to have gotten and gifts that perhaps weren't so enthusiastic about. (Personally, I've never had one of those.) So today I am giving you a peek at gifts: the Gifts of the nations in The Moonstone, the unwanted gift that Katryl received--her mother's Moonstone, and the awesome gift I have for YOU!
The Gifts of the Nations
In this scene, Katryl is speaking to Alaya, a seer from a Dashani village.
Alaya: “There are things that should not be forgotten. I myself spent many hours studying the records of the Cursing, the Gifting, and the prophecies.”
Katryl inherits her mother's Moonstone unexpectedly, not knowing previously of its existence.
The Moonstone lay upon her palm as though the moon itself had been plucked from the sky and bound to a silver chain. Deep beyond its pale surface, the core illuminated with a thousand lights and colors, as though a galaxy spun at its center. The light that the stone cast was dim, like the light of a waning moon. It pulsed softly, as though with the breathings or heartbeats of some living soul.
My Gift to You
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