Kobi's older sister Enna is a half-human, semi-aquatic shape-changer, but nobody knows it yet. The reason for keeping the secret issimple--the Clans are designed to care for the blod. A being who can change to any shape cannot be trusted.
Others are keeping secrets as well. Their parents would rather that no one know about Enna's birth mother and how she died. Thehumans--Clan and blod alike--want to destroy the non-human ameso. The semi-aquatic ameso would like to survive on their ownterms and Kobi's stuck in the middle, in a war between the unseen, the unrecognized and her own burgeoning power.
Demonborn is a completed adult fantasy novel of approximately 71,000 words. It is set in another world which has its own culture and history.
First 150 words:
Sunlight sprayed in curious ripples from the surface of the lake. Trees wavered beyond, two moons almost indistinguishable from the clouds.
They floated in the traditional circle in the deep water shadows, Shadyel in the center where the priestess should have been. Only one priestess had agreed to come with them, and she had died at the beginning of this campaign.
Shadyel turned her head to let her side-set eyes focus on a space in the circle, the place of least prestige immediately in front of her. Her hands moved in the familiar signs, larger than normal because she was angry. Where is she? she asked, and the others' hands fluttered without meaning.
Not able to get away, another of her team reported. Giyac had a position on the human blod Lord's team, hunting the ameso. The identifying pattern of scars along his arms in ameso form were not something that could be easily duplicated.