by Pavarti K. Tyler
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
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Loving and Losing
Guest Post by Pavarti K. Tyler
In the beginning of Two Moons of Sera, the reader is introduced to Serafay. She’s almost 16 years old, isolated and bored. Rasied by her mother, Nilafay, in exile from their people, the Sualwet. See Sera shouldn’t exist. She is the result of experiments done on her mother by a species of people at war with her own.
Before Sera is even born she has lost more than most of us have to suffer. She has no people, no identity, and no culture. Her mother raises her the best she can, but doesn’t really understand her. Nilafay is a Sualwet, a people who live beneath the sea. While they can breathe above ground, it’s difficult, and their skin and eyes are unaccustomed to the harsh glare of the sun.
When Nilafay discovered she was pregnant it was a shock, there hadn’t been a live birth within the Sualwet community in over 300 years. They had evolved beyond it, now breeding easily and without the pain of labor. Nilafay is urged to abort, to find a way to rid her body of the child. But she refuses.
She refuses because at the core, she loves her daughter. Serafay’s existence may be an abomination to the Sualwet and her conception may have been due to the cruelty of a people who don’t even consider Nilafay human, but the feeling of life within her, the belief that this child is something special, inspires Nilafay to do the unthinkable. She runs. She abandons her family, culture and people. A loss she will feel for the rest of her life. But she does it for love.
Serafay comes into a world which cannot accept her. Born to a mother who looks and acts so different it’s hard to believe they are related. From the first moment the moonlight sparkles in her silver eyes, she is alone. But can the love her mother raises her with, and the love she is capable of enough to help her endure all the loss still has to suffer in order to learn the truth about who she really is?
Well, you’ll just have to read and see.
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