Lord of the Earth

Dorothy J. Heydt


It was like taking into herself a wave of the sea, like being possessed by it or rather possessing it, for she contained it and commanded it. The power of immasurable depths of water, heavy and salt, advancing upon the shore as inevitably as tomorrow's sunrise, flowed into her left hand and out again from her right, raising stones, clearing rubble, healing wounds. This was what it was like to be a god, to take hold of the reins of the sea, to hold a city in the palm of one's hand.

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