New Novel Follows Young Woman’s Odyssey Through Belief

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Meyer Horn’s ‘Power of the Zila’ was inspired by her own childhood in South Africa

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In Meyer Horn’s new novelPower of the Zila” (published by Trafford Publishing), Mary Harpers' odyssey brings into dramatic focus the joy, mystery and terror of the people at the foot of the Thabazimbi Mountain of South Africa.

First-wife – a university graduate and a woman of substance – invites Mary, a scholar of Celtic powers, to visit the bountiful Ehlanzeni of South Africa and to give a series of lectures to the women on the Power of the Torc – the doctrine and ethnic morality of the old world.

In search of her identity, and to connect the old world with the new millennium, Mary finds her life entangled the lives of people and the ghosts of the Batagati. Discovering the secret of the Mountain and the mystery behind the French lace spools illuminates the darkest corner of her mind, stripping her naked in the mirror of her immortality as she struggles to connect the old world with the new millennium.

About the Author
Born in South Africa, Meyer Horn grew up with her grandmother, a Scot with a psychic ability which stretched far beyond the universe. At an early age, Horn had a near-death experience which changed her from a carefree child to one who could see into timeless worlds.

The Zila natives on their farm, in the Bushveld of South Africa, fascinated Horn and encouraged her to study different languages and fine arts. Living in France in the early ’70s, she got to walk in the footsteps of many pasts and flowered in the knowledge of her experiences. In Canada, in the mid-’80s, she furthered her studies at the University of Alberta and University of Victoria.

Now retired and living in Victoria, on Sage Manor, Horn composes music, weaves Renaissance tapestries, writes poetry and above all wishes to get the message of the “Power of the Zila” to HIV-AIDS women, who question their fate at the foot of the Thabazimbi Mountain.

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