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Jak had moved a hundred yards away, still tracking the scent. He turned back when he heard several low-pitched growls from H’Ilgraith. He saw her retreating from a large animal that was built like a bear yet had the head of a boar and fangs like those of a tiger. While H’Ilgraith was distracted, an ursuscro had approached downwind and caught her by surprise.

Jak knew instantly that H’Ilgraith did not stand a chance against this beast. With a loud and aggressive growl, he launched himself toward the ursuscro, drawing its attention away from H’Ilgraith and onto himself. The ursuscro turned and immediately charged his challenger. (Excerpt from H’Ilgraith.)

H’Ilgraith:  Advanced Reader Copy Available

H’Ilgraith is the second novel in the story of a new species of humans, Homo transformansAdvanced reader copies are now available at no cost. In return, I ask that you please post a review on Amazon.  Except for formatting, these copies are complete, including full page illustrations of scenes and creatures in the book prepared by the graphic artists of Epic Made.  These copies are only available electronically and will be forwarded as a pdf file.

To receive your complimentary copy, please email your request to Haleth22@aol.com or go to www.maryames.org and use the Contact Mary form at the bottom of almost every page, including the Home page.  If you enter ARC in the subject line, I will spot your request quickly.

Synopsis of H’Ilgraith

In the first book, Homo transformans: The origin and Nature of the Species, one of the characters, an old woman, played a pivotal role in saving and protecting a young girl destined to become Mistress of the House of H’Aleth.  The old woman always seemed to know where to go and what to do.  Her knowledge of medicinal plants, bizarre genetically engineered hybrid species, and her ability to communicate with dragons was extraordinary.  She died without revealing her past.

H’Ilgraith recounts the story of the old woman above.  It chronicles H’Ilgraith’s life and tells of her adventures during a time of escalating conflicts between the Cassius Foundation and the Biogenics Corporation.  It reveals how her own personality and the characteristics of her alternate species – a gray fox, a lynx, a badger, and a great horned owl – forged an independent, resourceful, and driven individual.  In a pivotal encounter, she confronted a gray mountain wolf who tested her patience and changed her way of life.