"magical, gorgeous journey through splendid palaces and dark crypts."
Wow! What a book!
I'm a big fan of fantasy anyway, the kind that takes you to
away to another time and place. But THE NOVICE'S SONG was
so beautiful, it was sad to see it end.
The story revolves around the life of Nanshe who is a
priestess and the daughter of the goddess Inanna. She is
saved from death and given a rich life in the temple
because of her spiritual gifts. The story is set in Sumer,
a part of Mesopotamia, in a time we can only dream about.
It is a time of wonders and magic, of dark forces and
immortals and gods who walk the land.
THE NOVICE'S SONG is also the love story of Nanshe and
Arteya. They share, not only their love and themselves but
a spiritual and psychic connection that is a pleasure to
share with them.
Don't let the opening of this book fool you! It might sound
like a dusty tome with ancient writings and nods to people
who deciphered the words that author Kim Denham quotes. But
it is a magical, gorgeous journey through splendid palaces
and dark crypts. Golden words grace these pages with
laughter and love, light and dark. I thoroughly enjoyed
this breathtaking work and I will be watching and waiting
for Kim Denham's next book!
Joyce Lavene © Copyright September 2001
For Lagniappe Book Reviews & ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 18, 2002