Excellent story, similar to "Dune" in its ecological/environmental setting as fundamental influences on the storyline. Like the "Dune" writings you know a science fiction story is well written when you forget it is science fiction when you read it.
Patti Larsen is one of those authors who listens to her characters and let them tell their stories through her pen. Sydlynn Hayles came to her one night, urging her to write Family Magic - Larsen had no idea that Syd would still be with her twenty books later. As our Author of the Day, Larsen reveals her secret skills, talks about the importance of family and chats about her work schedule.