Resurrecting Cybele

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Cybele Moondragon is an unemployed English graduate student who is disillusioned with her life and tired of being in debt. She decides to resurrect a matriarchal cult based on the pagan goddess Cybele in order to make a lot of money and empower men and women who are stifled in more traditional, patriarchal religions. More

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Words: 108,990
Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9781301471331
About Jenifer Mohammed

Jenifer Mohammed was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

She is a die-hard Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Supernatural lover. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba and teaches mainly for the Department of English, Film, and Theatre although she also teaches for the Asper School of Business and the International College of Manitoba. She loves horror, science-fiction, and fantasy movies and frequently relaxes at the end of a long week by watching one.

She feels truly blessed to have a job that allows her the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of her students. She hopes that her readers will enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoyed writing it.

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Review by: J.W. Horton on Oct. 07, 2013 :
Resurrecting Cybele is the story of Cybele Moondragon and her misguided attempts to start a harmless cult, while her ostensibly helpful friend, Janus Styx, has what are possibly more nefarious intentions.

Much of the strength of this book is in its fast pace and witty popcult references. The numerous plot turns are often based on the secret machinations of various characters as each tries to figure out what the other is doing. There is plenty of well-paced tension in this novel, and really no portions where the plot or dialogue wander off into some cul-de-sac. The dialogue is sharp and well constructed, and the characters interact in ways that are in turns humorous and suspenseful.

I should add that this work is also impeccably edited, without those grammatical or proofreading gaffes that mar so many ebooks.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Dee on Oct. 06, 2013 :
This is an engaging, funny, yet ultimately challenging novel. Jen Mohammed is a master of witty and realistic dialogue and this is why it only slowly dawns on the reader that this story forces us to question why we believe what we believe. Cybele Moondragon is a likeable and intelligent protagonist who I really think should feature in future novels. We follow her struggle to start a cult as an experiment. Along the way she discovers more than she wants to about vulnerability and loyalty.

Jen is a highly skilled writer who blends comedy effortlessly with gravitas. I highly recommend this debut work!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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