R. A. Oakes Black Crystal

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Black Crystal

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When a young warrior woman, Chen, inherits her aunt's dark sword, a sentient creature, she struggles to break free of her domineering uncle, Lord Daegal. Chen is aided by Aerylln, heir to her own magic sword which is also a sentient being. But Chen's situation becomes even more precarious upon learning that the two swords are "half sisters" locked in a blood feud that is centuries old.

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Some years ago, a female friend with a black belt in martial arts, Ronna Rothenberger, asked me if I'd ever considered writing warrior-women books. Ronna was a great fan of Xena Warrior Princess, and she knew how I feel about female leadership, that is she knew I believe women make better leaders than men.  After I began writing Black Crystal, I was surprised to find that another good friend of mine, Dawn Rogers, had ended up as the basis for the main female protagonist.  In real life, I had repeatedly witnessed Dawn make difficult personal decisions, ones that would require her to take actions involving considerable risk, whether it meant having to quit a job, find a new place to live or end a relationship.  And she never chose the path of least resistance. So once I began writing Black Crystal, it became obvious to me that such a true-life warrior woman had to become my lead character.  As for myself, I discovered that I shouldn't try to write the story and instead should simply allow the story to happen.  A creative energy seems to take over during the writing process breathing life into the novel and making it come alive.
I would like to issue a huge thank you to Ellen Morris who created the cover for Black Crystal.  I look forward to seeing what she creates for the rest of the books in the Black Scarlet Saga series!

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After having been raised by her abusive uncle, Lord Daegal, a young warrior woman, Chen, finally sees a chance to break free. Racing to her dying Aunt Glenitant, Chen inherits not only a black-crystal castle but her aunt's dark sword, a sentient creature who ends up being as much of a threat to Chen as Lord Daegal.

The warrior woman is aided by Aerylln, heir to her own magic sword, one that's also a sentient being. But Chen's situation becomes even more precarious upon learning that the two swords are "half-sisters" locked in a blood feud that is centuries old. When Lord Daegal lays siege to Chen's black-crystal castle, she struggles to defend the one place where she can be in control of her own life. One woman, one way out, and one man standing between her and freedom.

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