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Julia Morton is a gymnast with very specific plans for her life. Being magically summoned to a fortress under siege, was not what she had in mind. Now Julia must put aside her dreams of winning gold and fight for her life.
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A power mad sorcerer is intent on killing her, a young mage is in awe of her, and a powerful lord is falling in love with her when he's not arguing with her!

Julia's life just became very complicated indeed!
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The God Decrees is the first book of the Devan Chronicles. Julia is a gymnast with one aim for her life--winning gold at the Olympics, but when her parents are killed in a tragic accident she loses her way and finds her goals meaningless. Meanwhile, Lord Keverin is facing certain defeat at the hands of the Protectorate's sorcerers. he needs a miracle, and his freind darius sets out to give him one. The result? Julia summoned to war torn Deva aginst her will where she finds herself trapped into the role of saviour.
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Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice    -   a powerful magician Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of touching personal anatomy How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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