Never underestimate the goddess of the sea.
Almorran magic stirred.
On the shore of the Eastern Network coast, where mellow beaches collided with tumultuous waves, waited Magnolia castle. The unfurling of white stone, so like a magnolia petal itself, caught Prana’s gaze.
The goddess of the sea frowned.
“How,” she murmured, low and quiet, “is it possible?”
Her dark, slanted eyes, set in a wide face, with wet black hair that dropped all the way to her waist, bobbed just above the top of the water. The ocean current formed a chair around her, keeping her steady. It would have lifted her up to see better, but she hadn’t commanded such a thing. The sea read her thoughts, moving to her silent will.
At least it still listened to her.
Almorran magic rose in her thoughts again. A mistake, surely. Her oldest, most beloved magic system couldn’t be back in the land. Not now.
Yet . . . she hadn’t made a mistake.
Without a doubt, Almorran magic moved on Alkarran shores again—right here. In Magnolia castle, to be clear. She would know. The magic system belonged to her. Her favorite magic because of its deep consequences. In its long slumber over the past centuries, she had missed it.
Now, she stood to lose everything.
PRANA is the sixth novella in the Network Saga and a must-read for any fans that want answers about goddess magic, god magic, and the goddesses and gods that defy all odds.
Prana is evil personified, a slave driver and absolutely magnificent in every way. This novella really takes you to the depths of the ocean with her and when she rages, everyone trembles! This book bridges all the gaps between Katie's books from the very beginning till just before the Forgotten Gods and explains why we must stop and pay attention to the goddesses even if we assume they were all keeping a low profile most recently! Katie, can't wait to dive more into Prana's world in your books to come as well.
Oh my! I finished Prana. What a treat and it causes so much anticipation for what comes next. You get a lot of background information that was happening with the goddesses, demigods and gods that took place over the years in Alkarra and Alasia while the events we already know of from reading the previous books in the Network series and saga took place. You get answers but also wonder how all the things you learn will play out in the next books.
I really enjoyed Prana. I can just imagine her on her throne and I loved how she took Ava to western network to get the witch to run the demigods out.
Prana is a goddess of water. She is a lesser goddess in Alkarra but plays a pivotal role that this book explains.
I found it slow going at first - and honestly wondered if I would abandon it. Glad I did not, though still not one of my favorites that Katie Cross has written. It does fill in some knowledge gaps about Ava and demigods.
I loved learning more about the goddesses and their magic(s). And it’s very interesting to see how Ava really ended up on that beach!