In the third novel of Clay Gilbert’s Children of Evohe series, a quest to help their new friend Maria Cantrell save the life of her lover and mentor, their old compatriot the Maestro, has led Annah, Holder and their Circle on a search for Gracegate Prison, a legendary penitentiary beneath the surface of the planet Holdfast, built by Earth for the detainment of Offworlders and Offworlder sympathizers during the last Big War. What Annah and the others find waiting for them in the depths of Gracegate will test the boundaries of friendships and love, threaten lives, uncover secrets and illuminate Annah’s own greater purpose: her role as the An-Rhyel, a savior who figures in the faith and mythology of more than one world. It is a purpose that Annah has been prepared for since she began her training in the ancient art of Shaping on her home world of Evohe under the former Elder Shaper, Serra. It was Serra who told her about the importance of the figure the children of Evohe call the Restorer: the one who would close the gap in the missing racial Memories of the planet’s native race, and restore the art and faith of Shaping to that world. Amidst all of this turmoil, Annah another challenge–impending motherhood, and the role she and her mate, Gary Holder, and their children, will play in the yet-undetermined future of her homeworld of Evohe.
Annah and the Gates of Grace (Book 3)
All her life, Annah has struggled with a need to belong, not to be set apart from the rest of her kind. But she has also harbored the dream of making a difference—of using her curiosity, her Talent in song and Shaping, and her compassion for others to make life better for others. Can Annah use her gifts and her will to be the Restorer not only of her people, but perhaps of the lost and struggling dissidents on Holdfast as well?