Another 5-Star Review for “Within the Sacred Circle”

Once again a reader has found value in something I’ve written.  These stories appear, somewhat scattered, throughout the first two books of my series, Where the Horses Run.  The prequel, Realms of the Earth, also includes a story, but that book is not yet published and I’m having second thoughts about completing it, or book III of the series due to lack of interest.  If this book stimulates interests I will reconsider, though both will be hard work to complete.

This collection of the “Indian” stories was published separately at the suggestion of a friend who thought they were so good they deserved a separate book.  Its good to know others are finally taking the chance of reading and finding it worthy.  I appreciate all my readers and reviewers.  Check on picture for the Amazon connection.Within_the_Sacred_Ci_Cover_for_Kindle

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5.0 out of 5 stars Walk into the Sacred Circle, August 24, 2014
By Jada Ryker “Author of the ‘Takes a Dare’ Series”
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This review is from: Within the Sacred Circle: A Native American Connection (From Where the Horses Run Series) (Kindle Edition)
Within the Sacred Circle: A Native American Connection, part of the From Where the Horses Run series, is a beautifully written collection of stories. The stories are taken from the series in which they first appeared. The collection includes ten stories, each noteworthy in its own way.

My personal favorite was All My Relations. Silent Elk is a Watcher. He possesses many powers.

“His heart truly ached as he used up his energy to change from anger to sadness, then back to anger again. He didn’t like this pain and confusion of mourning. He’d yelled it from the Watch Crest in the depths of a blizzard when he felt it with the loss of his Whispering Wind. Now he’d have to yell it to the Old Standing Ones and the stonewall circle with its intersecting blade wall to find relief. Or maybe he would climb the steps to the Watch Nest and yell it from there. His heart ached so deeply the tears he held back around his kin were now let loose, flowing with his great sobs choking him. He pushed himself on struggling to carry this heavy weight now landing on his shoulders.”

For me, the story was about righting wrongs. Silent Elk moved heaven and earth in his determination to fix what he had broken. It’s about personal accountability and not blaming others for our mistakes. On another level, it’s about love and friendship.

With beautiful and meaningful words and phrases, Judith Victoria Douglas crafts each story. The themes and meanings are likely a product of each reader’s experiences and thoughts.

Ms. Douglas’ author profile is interesting. If you like her stories, you’ll enjoy learning more about her.



NEW RELEASE! From Published Novels   Taken from the pages of the series Where the Horses Run ~ Book I – Mass Extinction, Book II – Sacred Hills, Book III – Ciphers (due out late summer 2014) and Realms of the Earth (prequel – due out next month) ~ are ten short stories. Together they tell about a historical tribe of Lakhota beginning over three hundred years ago. Each is a story unto itself, but as a whole, they read like chapters in this novella. Presented in chronological order as they happened during the time period they occurred, not as presented in the novels. Most are embellished to round out the stories.

If a hidden tribe did exist separate from the Lakhota nation, in order to keep their sacred stories and way of life when the great scourge came to destroy them, and with full knowledge of the timeless valley never found, they may have lived as the Sni Taniya. And they might have known the Ancients of their Ancestors and expected the guardians of that valley to still exist. Into that world a great mystery crept. The occurrences began in a small area of east Texas, but its roots were in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the sacred heartbeat of Native American Indian tradition. And the guardians are still watching.

They are posted on Amazon, but not yet linked.  See the BOOK here, and the KINDLE here. When a friend read the first of my HORSES trilogy she loved the Indian part and suggested they be put into their own book.  I had to get a lot of those parts completed before I could do it.  I’d also toyed with the idea.  Now it’s here, finally, and you will enjoy it.  It will clarify the trilogy series giving it deeper understanding.  I hope you consider reading it and hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for continuing to follow this blog’s postings.