Category Archives: Mahataa

CHAPTER ONE: EMPEROR AND COURT MAGICIAN

EMPEROR AND COURT MAGICIAN CHAPTER ONE In the year 601, just after daybreak, the Seer Chen bundled in a quilted robe set out from her cottage. Winding her way through sleepy streets and alleys in the eastern capital of Luoyang, she squeezed an object under her arm. It was small enough to remain inconspicuous inside her […]

EXCERPT BOOK THREE: CRY OF THE DHARMA

Audrey had always been odd. That is, if you saw her through ordinary eyes.  Her Hopi grandmother, however, recognized characteristics in her that were unique to the highly gifted. For example, Audrey, as a toddler, began a decade long relationship with a crow who came to visit every morning, bringing at first, tiny flowers, which […]

EXCERPT CHAPTER 32 MY NAME IS MAHATAA

En and I would part ways soon. I had already packed for Shuri what little clothing and books I owned. En, too, would leave after me to make his way to China, his true homeland that he had yet to discover. Before saying our farewells, we agreed to meet for one last walk to our […]

EXCERPT CHAPTER 11 MY NAME IS MAHATAA

I see the story of Hanaa and Mateus as a kind of romantic play. The two lovers in the black market alley in the South. Great-Grandmother Hanaa, as a young woman, dressed in her best kimono, which by standards of the South was simple, leisurely browsing the open marketplace lined with vendors. Her eye instantly […]

MY NAME IS MAHATAA EXCERPT CHAPTER 31

CHAPTER 31 THE MONK RETURNS “Konnichiwa!” A voice called out a joyous greeting and echoed as if spoken from the top of a high mountain. I recognized the caller and immediately ran to the entrance to greet my teacher. The old Monk made good on his promise to return quickly to give me his last […]