This novel takes place ten years after Hauron of the Eleven. Shaylae and Mika now have two children and are living peacefully in Utah. After a disturbing vision, Shaylae learns that an evil woman named Istas is attempting to destroy Nashota, Shaylae's distant ancestor. Nashota is the woman who returned with a large group of people back to Tal'el'Dineh, the original home of the Navajo. Shaylae decides to travel back in time to the late 16th Century to the time of Nashota's birth in order to protect her. Even though she succeeds, Shaylae realizes that the fight is far from over, also realizing that Istas is a far more powerful foe than any she has so far encountered. For the first time in her life, Shaylae has real misgivings about whether or not she can succeed in defeating Istas's unthinkable plans for the future of not just the Dineh, but for the Holy Ones themselves.
Miller was born and raised in a small town suburb of Liverpool, England. He attended Exeter University where I studied Maths and Psychology. I helped support myself through school singing and playing the guitar in local clubs. In February 2002, for the first time in his life, he was out of work. The company he was with folded, taking most of hisretirement with it. Since job hunting isn't a full-time activity, he decided to try his hand at writing and began writing Shaylae of the Gentle Heart in February of that year. It wasn't until 10 years later that he finally decided to publish. He currently has two novels published, Shaylae of the Gentle Heart and Hauron of the Eleven, which is the second in the "Shaylae" trilogy Miller has been happily married to Ellie, formerly Parry, for forty-five years and has 9 kids and 21 grand-kids (and counting)