The Embers of Heaven
by Alma Alexander
Amais’s mother and grandmother are from Syai. Her father is a fisherman from a small villiage. Amais grandmother taught her the ancient, secret language of jin-shei. It is a women’s language that was once the foundation of a great empire. Amais and her family return to Syai and she finds herself caught in a revolution, loving a man who sees only the future as it could be, and struggling to preserve jin-shei and the past it represents. This is an epic story that has much to teach. I loved reading this story. Ms. Alexander writes the most beautiful, startlingly real pictures.