by Madeleine Brent
April 23rd, 2005
Copyright © 1977 by Souvenir Press Ltd
1978 Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award
They called her Jani...but she once had another name. And a past she never knew...
From far-off Tibet to England's rich ocuntryside, this marvelously enchanting novel unfolds the incriedible saga of a beautiful, young half-caste whose strange destiny pulls her into a world of love and terror - a world where a mysterious power moves slowly toward her, threatens her sanity...and her life...
The distance between a Tibetan monastery and Merlin's Keep, in the English countryside, was a long one and to Jani, reared in Tibet, nearly incomprehensible. Nor could she grasp the full meaning of the high Lama's words to her that wintry day: "I see the woman in red who will be your friend, and through her will come the one to fear, who will be your enemy, the Silver Man..."
It was many years later, when she was living in another world, before she remembered those words. Events would make her understand them.
But, by that time, Jani would no longer be the girl whose white skin marked her as forever foreign in the Tibetan village that was the only home she had ever know; the strange one who could talk to animals and who had a very special way of dealing with English soldier-demons.
By then she would be poised and beautiful young woman enjoying the first glorious flush of romantic love, and almost unaware that some mysterious power was moving toward her, threatening her future... "the one to fear, who will be your enemy, the Silver Man..."
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