Faye T. Knight

Biography

FAYE T. KNIGHT grew up in a house of storytellers in Washington, DC. She enjoys studying different cultures and learning about their myths and fables. Daughters of Qora is her first novel. It reflects her interest in Egyptology, Indian food, archaeology and ancient Nubian history. She is currently working on the sequel.

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Books

Daughters of Qora: The Legend of Sophia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,100. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Long ago, a mysterious jewel crashed to the desert world of Qora. According to legend, the jewel is the living heart of Sophia, the rain goddess, who promises to be reborn as a human in order to reclaim what she has lost. Princess Kalkuro is unaware the goddess lives inside her. When she is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger, she is swept away on a treasure hunt that will reveal her true powers.

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Smashwords book reviews by Faye T. Knight

  • The Last Three on Feb. 02, 2012

    This book hits you like a subway train. It starts abruptly, descends into the dark tunnel that is Jon’s life and leaves you stranded. Jon is a victim of the city - the smoky, gritty, seedy-eyed mass of trash and wealth, immigrants and criminals. He leads a solitary life after his high-school sweetheart, Eris, heads off to pursue a college degree. Deeply committed, Jon pays for all her expenses, working a dishonest job and living off white rice and cigarettes. He keeps a knife in his pocket and fights the itch in his brain - that little voice who keeps telling him something is wrong. Jon struggles to maintain hope in his malnourished, lonesome life. There is a photo of Eris is taped to his bedroom wall. He saves a little from every paycheck to one day quit his job, leave his circle of mediocre friends, and move far away from the city that is licking its lips, ready to swallow him whole. His dreams become compromised when the city suddenly begins to interfere with Jon’s plans. The city is a malicious character in The Last Three, which grows and spreads like fungus. It thrives off the misdoings of street thugs, the crowd of numb subway commuters, the peddlers, salesmen and runaways. Chu writes with such microscopic detail, presenting amazing descriptive passages that invade all five senses. How else would you describe a hole-in-the-wall sushi bar on the outskirts of Chinatown? “A brightly lit restaurant illuminated the dim alley-way and all its blemishes: broken shards of glass and plastic, pools of black water, forgotten garbage heaps and the occasional forgotten person. ‘Open’ a neon sign flashed repetitively. Streaks and oily finger prints marred the restaurant windows. The restaurant's plastic strip sign appeared to have been smashed by several bricks, though the sign's light was still lit. Nothing remained of the restaurant's name, though the very end of the sign was still intact. “ushi” it read.” -- Almon Chu The Last Three reminds me of a modern day Edgar Allen Poe novella. It is a beautifully grungy tale of loss, betrayal, failed romance and utter defeat. Chu takes you into Jon’s world and peels back the tattered curtains. Reading his work was like inhaling a healthy dose of Dictionary soup. I loved the words, metaphors, interrupted dialogue, police sirens, cell phone blares, run-on sentences and one word sentences. It was visual food, a genuine piece worth reading.