Mary Holland

Mary Holland is a writer who has made some of her fantasy and science fiction stories available as a free audiobooks.

A divvy, a dying woman, and a promise.

Rhona has the divvy gift; she can see who is fertile and who is a cursed and outcast Shun. The people of the Deom depend on the divvys for survival, but it is a hard and brutal gift. As long as Rhona's mother was alive, Rhona had followed the old ways, but now her mother is dead and Rhona is free. She has one last promise to fulfill: to find her mother's friend Selina and help her.

Rhona finds Selina, only to become enmeshed in Selina's vengeance against the body-stealing Rider, who has destroyed Selina's son. Selina's plan fails and she dies. Or does she? With the Rider pursuing her, Rhona flees across the land of Deo, desperate to keep her word and hide the one thing that might destroy the Rider. Rhona, her son Jak, her lover Matteo the Shun, and the strange girl called Aniles work together to discover the secrets of the Rider — and the true nature of the land of Deo.

Novi colony is inhumanly peaceful and John Jerzy has been sent to find out why. Jerzy's last assignment ended in disaster, his career has stalled, and he plans to unravel this minor mystery the Novians call the Matcher and get a real assignment as soon as possible.

Stella has lived on Novi all her life and she's going to the Matcher to find her affinity group. She sees no reason to change and she plans to live happily ever after.

Max Bari wants to change Novi from a backwater colonial planet to an interstellar power, with himself at the helm. All he needs is to fix the Matcher. He has a plan.

Three people, three plans. But the Matcher has no plans. Only rules…