Even the world Louise created is the reverse of our own. North-South-West-East. This a story of an old civilazation, built upon the rubble of an even older civilization, and all that remains of the past civilization is it legacy, a solitary tower built by a man whose name is forgotten. The only things that are remembered of that ancient time, is preseved in the stones of the tower, and the words of a song. In the song the people of the new world are warned never to appraoch this tower, because it is forbidden to mankind. And so untouched, shrouded in mystery and the scars of the past, the tower reminds each passing generation of the folly of striving to take to much from the Earth Mother. That is until Anghara Kaligsdaughter Princess of the Southern Isles, unlocks the secrets of mankinds past, and opens the door to the destruction of her world. She then is condemned to repair the ruin she has caused, and until she can do so, she cannot die, and has to renounce her name and all that goes with it.
An original take on the Pandora's Box myth. Through the eight books that chronicle her journeys, we see the evolution of her character and the extent of the burden she carries. As a reader you are as compelled as Indigo to see the quest followed through to its completion, and you task is also very difficult. All eight books have been out of print for years, and copies are scarce. It doesn't help that Louise has many fans look at the same time as you are. It is well worth the effort. This series comes highly recommended.