Just out! The audiobook edition of "A Wind from the South"

by Diane Duane
Cover for audio version of A Wind from the South

This is so cool! I didn’t know that this was going to be coming out so quickly.

Just this last Friday, Audible popped out the audiobook edition of Raetian Tales 1: A Wind from the South.

A goddess in the making… or a demon reborn?

In the remote mountain village where she was born, Mariarta dil Alicg lives the untroubled life of a peasant girl – until, soon after a mysterious stranger’s arrival, she starts to hear voices in the wind. The voices whisper strange secrets in Mariarta’s ears, promising her the power to command the stormwind, hinting at an unknown, magical heritage, and prophesying a fate marvelous past all of Mariarta’s imaginings.

Then a curse falls on Mariarta’s village, shattering the lives of her family and friends. Mariarta must set out across the mountain realm of Raetia in search of a way to break the curse – while also hunting for the truth about the beautiful and terrible being who Mariarta discovers is trying to possess her soul.

Mariarta’s search will lead her into hidden domains of sorcery, both dreadful and wondrous, and will finally embroil the young woman in the growing rebellion against her land’s cruel Austriac oppressors – but not before Mariarta comes face to face at last with the immortal Lady of the Storms and challenges her to one final battle for control of her life, her soul, and her destiny….

The audiobook is unabridged, and is nicely read by Jessica Almasy, featuring Audible’s usual high production standards.

(And for those of you who prefer to read it in e-version, of course it’s also available over here at the Ebooks Direct Store in the major formats.)

In either format, this work is rated PG-15 for mature themes, language (Romansch), and the reinvention of democracy…


(PS: For those readers who use Google Earth, we have a basic placemarks file available, showing the major (and minor) locations involved in the book. You can download the file at this link.)


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