Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind
by Gwyn Dolyn
Runner-up in the 2017 Hollywood Book Festival Awards
a gwyllion wind engulfs 13-year-old Apple Standish outside of her
middle school, the veil between her everyday reality and an unseen
world is momentarily torn away.
Apple catches a glimpse into another ether-world, where she locks
with Tak, the feline leader of a clandestine order of numinous
nine-lived cats, known by tree folk and fey alike as Magnificats.
The effect of this unseasonable sheegee sweeps Apple out of her
attachment to bitterness over her parentsí divorce and into a
struggle to save the world from a powerful demon wind she
Along the way, she meets her first true friend, an awkward and
foster child with a gift for healing animals named Krystal, as well
Magnificat leaders, including the Clouders,
constant allies of the human race throughout their time on earth,
openly and secretly. The events set in motion entangle both girls in
magical struggle against a terrifying enemy,
and ultimately bring them to a new understanding of courage,
purpose, loyalty, and family.
Gwyn Dolyn holds a B.A. in Educational Philosophy, including
southwestern Native American learning philosophies, from Prescott
and has worked in the field of healing arts for over twenty years.
attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at the M.A. level, and
taught art from K-12 in court, public,
and private school settings. Her career evolved into Child
Services advocacy, which provided her insight behind the iron
of the foster care system,
and into the lives of children and teens under conditions of
poverty, abuse, and neglect.
Gwyn writes periodically for her local newspaper on military history
and American armed services heroes. This experience has taught her
forms a hero.
Magnificat Tak and other characters in this debut novel exhibit
Having traveled to Ireland, the magic that colors the Erin land
attuned her to ancient lore.
Why dare to move a tree for a road when it may house a thousand
families (especially since Faeries retaliate in the most
Why not read the language of trees when a leaf lands at oneís feet?
Or listen to a changing wind for direction?
The primary setting for Magnificats could be nowhere other than the
enchanted Emerald Isle.
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