Mistress of Crystals: Chronicles of the Second War of the GodsJustyna Plichta-Jendzio
fantasy > dark fantasy + high fantasy + sword and sorcery
The tears of the goddess Mirge must be found.
Thousands of years ago the beings of Naor, forced to stand against Hodgorn, god of darkness, won. Yet evil survived and now the empire prepares for the final battle. Hodgorn is determined to return, conquer, and rule in place of his brother Ulse, god of light. As he gathers his forces, the only hope is Ainara, Mistress of Crystals, a girl with a pure soul, chosen by the gods to rule the power of the Agarniles, the diamond tears, Mirge’s legacy.
Divided between the Elves, Dwarfs, and Humans to safeguard them, the Arganiles must be reunited and the Mistress must harness their power. Supported by a priest, the Pharaoh’s son, two protector warriors, Ainara sets forth on a dangerous quest which will demand sacrifice and all her courage, insight and tenacity.
But as with every human soul, Ainara is not absolutely pure and the Arganiles will not tolerate any evil or imperfection. Ainara is in danger.
Justyna Plichta-Jendzio, born in Koszalin (Poland) in 1974, still resident of that town or nearest area, married for 16 years, mother of one son and happy owner of two spoiled cats. Justyna was lucky to live at the turn of two ages: communism and capitalism. When she was fifteen the comunism fall in Poland. But that time allowed her to see different reality, incomprehensible for future generations. It was also the chance to “touch” the past and have a glimpse at the remains of XIX century life, which survived especially at the Easts parts of Poland till the end of 80’s of last century.
Justyna’s works are very strongly influenced by her interest. The range of the interest is wide. She is