Release date 28 February 2020
With her new science fiction book, H’Ilgraith, Mary Elizabeth Ames continues to break the mold when it comes to conveying complex science within compelling fiction. Ames fleshes out a character she introduced in Homo transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species, which offers a different point of view into her futuristic saga about genetic disruption and experimentation. This is a morality tale about interdependence…. Whether read purely for the story or together with Ames’ well-placed scientific annotations and references, H’Ilgraith offers new insights into relating effectively with one another in an increasingly diverse world.
—-Cheryl Romanek, former Managing Editor for Creative Services at J.D. Edwards
The adventures are easy to read, fun to read, intriguing, fast paced with exciting adventures….. [the] book successfully and excellently presents a dynamic portrait of H’Ilgraith that reveals how she became the character we first met in Homo Transformans.
H’Ilgraith recounts the story of a key character, first encountered in Homo transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species, who played a pivotal role in saving and protecting the future mistress of the House of H’Aleth. It reveals how H’Ilgraith’s personality and her alternate species – a gray fox, a lynx, a badger, and a great horned owl – forged an independent, resourceful, and driven individual. It relates her adventures as a young woman and describes how she confronted a gray mountain wolf who tested her patience and changed her way of life. It also reveals how she came to care for an orphaned child destined to restore the House of H’Aleth.