In the future, a devastating crop virus has rendered earth-grown food inedible, and experiments in sea farming are humanity’s only hope of avoiding world-wide famine. Imina is descended from a long line of Inuit shamans. But her great-grandmother died before she could finish teaching Imina magic, and Imina was sent to live in the undersea habitat where her scientist parents work. Surrounded by “techies,” who’d think she was crazy if they learned what she really believes, Imina struggles to learn magic on her own. Until one day, she senses a spell being cast in the habitat.
Hoping to find someone who could help with her training, Imina goes in search of the mage. But she soon realizes that these magic makers aren’t just using magic in the habitat, they’re using magic to sabotage the sea farming experiment. The scientists who run the habitat refuse to even consider the possibility that magic is behind the string of catastrophes they can’t explain. Which leaves Imina, a half-trained shaman who everyone thinks is crazy, to fight the saboteurs on her own.
Hilari Bell has been called the poster child for persistence. The first novel she sold was the fifth she'd written, and when it sold she was working on novel fourteen. She now has seventeen conventionally published novels with two more under contract, and is now branching into epublishing her backlist novels and her writing tips.
She likes board games and "decadent" camping. (In a pop-up trailer with a space heater, a stove--even a toaster!) She says camping is the only time she gets to do enough reading...though when it comes to reading, there's really no such thing as enough.
She's also a member of the best writing critique group in the universe. (Her opinion, anyway.) And you can find their webpage at http://thewildwriters.com/read more