The Moreva of Astoreth

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On Peris, where gods and science are indelibly intertwined, Moreva Tehi, gifted scientist and the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful goddess, is banished for a year from her beloved desert home to a cold, dark, and wild territory in the north for failing in her sacred duty, only to be led into the dangerous realm of fervent, forbidden love--and the price of her love could be her life. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
  • Words: 142,710
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780996731607
About Roxanne Bland

Award-winning author Roxanne Bland was born in the shadows of the rubber factory smokestacks in Akron, Ohio but grew up in Washington, D.C. As a child, she spent an inordinate amount of time prowling the museums of the Smithsonian Institution and also spent an inordinate amount of time reading whatever books she could get her hands on, including the dictionary. A self-described “fugitive from reality,” she has always colored outside the lines and in her early years of writing, saw no reason why a story couldn’t be written combining the genres she loved and did so despite being told it wasn’t possible. Today, she writes stories that are mashups of paranormal urban fantasy, romance, and science fiction, as well as other speculative fiction genres. Bland lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Reviews of The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland

Carol reviewed on Feb. 17, 2018

I thought that I would be reading this quickly but I was utterly entranced and took my time. The characters are well drawn and the story line keeps developing in both expected and unexpected directions. Worth reading for sci-fi romance readers who enjoy the created world and a heroine coming to grips with herself and her place in the world.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)
Allie Baldwin reviewed 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)

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