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Roxanne Bland grew up in Washington, D.C., where she discovered strange and wonderful new worlds through her local public library and bookstores. These and other life experiences have convinced her that reality is highly overrated. Ms. Bland lives in Rosedale, Maryland with her Great Dane, Daisy Mae.
on Nov. 24, 2015 :
If you like your fantasy novels with a side of romance and a little sci-fi just to spice things up, you’ll absolutely love “The Moreva of Astoreth.” Our heroine, Moreva Tehi, falls from grace as the favorite granddaughter of the Devi goddess Astoreth, and is banished from Astoreth’s temple to a backwater village named Mjor where the Devi and their enemies, the hakoi, are perilously close to breaking their fragile peace.
All the characters, especially Moreva but also Hyme, the village healer, Kepten Yose, Moreva’s scheming subordinate, and Laerd Teger, the chief of Mjor, are fully-developed and believable, particularly Moreva as she struggles to overcome her bigotry. The interplay between Moreva and Laerd is especially enjoyable, even more so once you realize that his charismatic ways have enough hold over Movera to make her break even her most sacred vows and do whatever it takes to learn the dark secrets of her gods and her world.
Extremely well-written and with great pacing, “The Moreva of Astoreth” is one of the rare fantasy books that pulls you entirely into its strange universe and won’t let you go – I certainly struggled to put this book down! If you’re a fan of fantasy at all, put this on your must-read list immediately. I’m looking forward to more from Roxanne Bland!
(reviewed the day of purchase)