Gwyn Dolyn holds a B.A. in Educational Philosophy, including southwestern Native American learning philosophies, from Prescott College, and has worked in the field of healing arts for over twenty years. She attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at the M.A. level, and taught art from K-12 in court, public, and private school settings. Her career evolved into Child Protective Services advocacy, which provided her insight behind the iron curtain of the foster care system, and into the lives of children and teens under conditions of poverty, abuse, and neglect.
Gwyn writes periodically for her local newspaper on military history and American armed services heroes. This experience has taught her what forms a hero. Magnificat Tak and other characters in this debut novel exhibit those values.
Having traveled to Ireland, the magic that colors the Erin land attuned her to ancient lore. Why dare to move a tree for a road when it may house a thousand Faerie families (especially since Faeries retaliate in the most uncomfortable ways)? Why not read the language of trees when a leaf lands at one’s feet? Or listen to a changing wind for direction?
The primary setting for Magnificats could be nowhere other than the enchanted Emerald Isle.
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Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind
by Gwyn Dolyn
When a whirlwind engulfs 13-year-old Apple Standish outside of her Irish middle school, the veil between her everyday reality and an unseen world is momentarily torn away. She is immersed in a magical world, where she encounters the feline leader of a clandestine order of numinous nine-lived cats, known as Magnificats, and engages in a massive struggle to save the world from a powerful demon wind.
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