“Shu lifts me up,
The Souls of On set up a stairway for me in order to reach the Above
and Nut puts her hand on me
just as she did for Asar on the day when he died
…Pyramid Texts, inscribed on the walls pf King Unas tomb 5th dynasty c. 2345 BC
Marai, a former shepherd who discovered a fallen ‘star’ and was gifted with amazing abilities by the unearthly Children of Stone, has been separated from the women he loves. Kept apart by forces seeking to control all of them, the women must independently grow to understand their own powers while continuing their journey to wisdom. But what of Marai? Will the women be reunited with him? Will those who care for him survive without his guidance and love? Will he rise up and Go Forth By Day?
Book 2 Going Forth By Day is the story of Marai’s companions, Ariennu, Deka and Naibe-Ellit. Through their involvement in the lives of the royalty of ancient Kemet, new Alliances form, loyalties shift, and the comfortable lives of some are shaken to the core.
“Going Forth by Day by Mary Woldering is the second installment in the Children of Stone series. As with her debut novel (Voices in Crystal), Woldering delivers exceptional world-building and characterization. The intricate details and setting attest to not only the extensive research but also Woldering’s delight in immersing her readers and herself into this world.
Rife with magic, compelling characters, betrayals, enigmatic prophecies, and awakenings, Going Forth by Day is a fascinating read, laying the foundation for the final novel, Opener of the Sky. I can’t wait to read the climactic end to this diverse and enthralling epic trilogy.”
About Mary R. Woldering
Years ago, when I began to study mythology, it occurred to me that the gods and goddesses never seemed divine. They acted like super-talented people full of very human passions and shortcomings, appearing in different legends like threads woven into the tapestry of time and various cultures. This idea fascinated me and began a journey of recording and relating these stories. I weave them through all times and spaces as I chronicle all I have encountered.
Mary R. Woldering is an author, artisan, art historian, madwoman, visionary and devoted wife to Dr. Jackie F. Woldering, mother of Ruth and Thom and grandmother of four. She lives in Euclid, Ohio.
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