Description of The Firelight of Maalda:
Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the firestone and that he plans to use it.
What is the firestone and what does Dar’Maalda plan to do with it? What are the Naezzi? What does the title, The Firelight of Maalda, really mean? And … what is the secret of Portalis, the secret that has been guarded so jealously for so long – so jealously, that many have given their lives to protect it?
In The Firelight of Maalda, the second novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia, you find out. It is a tale of intrigue and wonder where two opposite worlds collide in an explosive journey that leads Chalice and her friends to the dark islands lurking just beyond the horizon of Ielieria, where the Firelight of Maalda sits … and waits.
Praise for Raie’Chaelia:
“The Raie’Chaelia (pronounced rye-kale-ya) is an original fantasy adventure story that provides the reader with a gripping tale, a wonderful and unique setting, and interesting, not to mention engaging characters. The Raie’Chaelia is a book to be read by fantasy enthusiasts. It’s an enjoyable journey.”- Irena, This Miss Loves To Read
“Melissa Douthit reveals all in her debut tale of one special girl in an amazing new world in, The Raie’Chaelia! The characters are all full of life, and you can’t help but smile along with their crazy antics. The characters each had a lot of heart, and so many of them I would love to meet. Full of adventure, deceit, and strange lands, this book has something for everyone.”-Tessa, From the Book Shelf of T.B.
“Lively, fast-paced and satisfyingly complex! Can’t wait for the second in the trilogy!”- Diane Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“What a great story! I really enjoyed reading this adventure. It definitely kept me on my toes.”- Annell Schmerfeld, Dragonflowers and Books
Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years.
From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working with the Army Corps of Engineers on another government project. Since high school, she has been a voracious reader of books of all genres, with an emphasis in fantasy and science fiction. Her literary work is strongly influenced by her professional experience and includes many elements of her scientific background. You can find out more about Melissa on her website: http://melissadouthit.com