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Ara's Prelude

By: D. August Baertlein
Narrated by: D. August Baertlein
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Far north in the Atlantic Ocean, where islands are small, rocky, and infested with sheep and humans, live the Selkies - a race of seal/human shape-shifters of unearthly beauty. Though long relegated to myth, Selkies are real.

The five short stories in Ara’s Prelude recount the early lives of folks from the novel Ara’s Song. In one tale, Princess Ara, in her seal-pup form, meets the boy Seamus when she’s caught in a fishing net. In another, Seamus’s dreams of becoming a fisherman are threatened by his parents’ fear of seal folk. At the same time, Ara’s father, the king of the Selkies, is convincing his adventuresome daughter that humans are the dangerous ones - humans like that boy Seamus she finds so fascinating. And, then there’s Oluva, the psychic shopkeeper with her own connection to Selkies.

©2022 D. August Baertlein (P)2022 D. August Baertlein

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