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A twentieth century woman is lost in a fantasy world with nothing but the clothes on her back and her innate humanity. 


This is the story of her compelling need to redefine herself.  


When Irenya O’Neil suffers a panic attack and falls into the realm of Dar Orien, a world with a failed MageGate system, she finds herself unable to return home to her infant son – she is trapped in a nightmare that tests her sanity.  


Confronted with evidence that she possesses a Gift of power, Irenya attempts to control her fledgling talent through music. This could be her ticket home. But Irenya becomes mired in the civil unrest that has befallen Dar Orien. 


Sickened by the bloodshed and fearful for her own safety, Irenya is desperate to find her way home.

About The Author

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Judith Michael writes under the name of J Victoria Michael.   


A story-teller, fascinated with other dimensions, time travel and unexpected, remarkable talents, long novels with speculative elements are her favourites, stories that take her to strange places and keep her turning the pages late at night. 


Judith has a passion for classical music and beautiful movement, from ballet to belly-dancing. As a child she made up stories told in dance, wearing out the toes of her shoes to the vexation of her parents. Later, she discovered the joy of story-telling in words. 


Music is her constant muse.  


Proud to be both a New Zealand and Australian writer, she lives in Melbourne with her bossy cat. Influenced by both countries, and time spent living among the flamenco gypsies of Andalusia, as well as communing with mediaeval spirits in France, her worlds have emotive and rich landscapes to explore.

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