Two Moons of Merth
An enthralling book, the Two Moons of Merth is a must read for lovers of adventure and fantasy.
Readers meet the royal Karda family in, Two Moons of Merth. Meet the book’s protagonist, Aadya, a peasant girl who becomes queen and her husband, Prince Poma. Through her leadership Aadya changes the fabric of Merth’s male-oriented society with the help and prophecies of an omniscient and magical orb. The royal family are gifted with kinetic sight, including Aadya and Poma’s children Ali, Galen, and Roark. Toward the end of the book Ali becomes the ruler of Merth, her older sister, Galen, is a gifted healer and Roark pulls himself and his kingdom forward by exploring science and facts. Something totally new for the people of Merth.
We follow these beloved characters through their many travails and celebrations in this multi-generational tale about destiny, family loyalty, tribal conflicts, and female empowerment. There is love-some forbidden-and there are tragic circumstances to be overcome. Scoundrels find their way into the plot as well, there is Alatoi, an Omi and gifted female artist, who turns her skills toward espionage., and Prince Tildyn, who tries to ingratiate himself to Ali and gain power.
The compelling journey is replete with Mitchell’s signature vivid imagery and mesmerizing descriptions. Once again, readers are utterly transported, this time to a world illuminated by twin moons where fascinating animals and magical horses roam.
Reviews for the Book
Ruth Mitchell stunned her readers with her previous paranormal adventure, Beyond. Ruth's latest adventure, Two Moons of Merth, will keep you glued to an exciting quest story of a young peasant woman, Aadya, as she seeks and earns the respect and dignity of the men of Merth. And when Aadya is faced with her greatest challenge, will she succeed or meet with calamitous ruin? - Charles Templeton, author of Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam Two Moons of Merth is a compelling story. There are elements of Margaret Atwood in the storyline but I was also reminded of a bit of Haruki Murakami's work- Daniel Krotz Author of Not Dead Yet Mitchell's Two Moons takes us to a parallel galaxy where abundant action and a dramatic love story are peppered with names of animals and objects as imaginative and humorous as those of Lewis Carroll. It is a very entertaining adventure for fantasy readers. - Dan Morris Author of Beef and Peaches Ruth Mitchell delivers another intriguing and quick-paced read, this time in the fantasy genre. In Two Moons of Merth, readers meet the royal Karda family, Aadya and Poma, and their valiant children, Ali, Galen, and Roark, and are captivated by the discoveries of kinetic sight, and the prophecies of an omniscient and magical orb. We follow these beloved characters through their many travails and celebrations in this multi-generational tale about destiny, family loyalty, tribal conflicts, and female empowerment- Deirdre Fagan, author of Find a Place for Me
About the Author: Ruth Mitchell
Award-winning author Ruth Mitchell has led an exciting and adventurous life through her careers as a novelist, freelance writer, travel writer, publisher, editor, columnist, entrepreneur and jewelry designer. Her non-fiction articles have appeared in Art & Antiques, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, American History, Fodor’s USA Travel Guide and Fodor’s Great American Vacations, Watercolor, American Style, Niche, Wedding Dresses, and Sailing magazines. Ruth also wrote Arkansas Heritage, a state adopted Arkansas history textbook for elementary aged children.
Ruth’s recently published novel Two Moons of Merth has been compared to Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami’s work. She has two other novels out, Beyond: A Tale of Discovery on the Other Side of Life, which won a Pencraft Book Award for science fiction. Her first novel is, White Oak: A Steamy Tale of Love and Seduction. Ruth has also written a popular book on Codependency Recovery titled, Living Happy Joyous and Free. It is a collection of her columns written for the One Day at a Time newspaper.
Her contributions to the Writer’s Colony of Dairy Hollow’s online Emerge magazine was included in the Award-winning Dairy Hollow Echo which received a 2022 International Book Award hosted by American Book Fest.