The Melding of Aeris – Excerpt ~ D. Wallace Peach

Reblogged from Myths of the Mirror:


Four generations ago, the realms fell to fire. The Burn, the only means of destroying a lush land so manipulated by man that while its crops sated hunger, it poisoned the flesh. Now the wilderness slowly reseeds itself unassisted, the hard lessons learned through starvation, displacement, and poverty. What remains for nature’s tinkerers? The human body.

Pathway, the coveted distillation that enables the grafting of skin across species. The warriors of the Sea Barrows meld spiral horns to their skulls, reptilian scale to their chests. They embed the razor teeth of sea beasts in the bones of their forearms and replace the flesh on their backs with the fur of wolves. Women of wealth adorn their bodies with serpent skin as elegant as black lace, long tails, plumed feathers and silken fur, their own skin cast off, no longer desirable.

Then they bear children … creatures like Aeris.

A man who longs to be human.

Continue reading at Myths of the Mirror

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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5 Responses to The Melding of Aeris – Excerpt ~ D. Wallace Peach

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Excellence! Thank you for sharing it here

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Sue. 🙂 I couldn’t figure out why this page was getting a few views. And now I know! That was so kind of you. Thank you. ❤


  3. Violet Lentz says:

    I can’t find anywhere to comment on D.’s page so I wanted to say hete that the premis is staggering. The imagination she has to even have birthed the ideas necessary to write this blows me away!!


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