donderdag 17 november 2016
Title: The Moreva of Astoreth
Author: Roxanne Bland
Genre: Science Fiction
In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful goddess who is temporarily exiled from Temple life in her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of the planet for neglecting to perform her sacred duty, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.
Review: The Moreva of Astoreth is a genre-bending epic about Moreva Tehi, the spoiled granddaughter of a powerful goddess, who is temporarily exiled and must travel to a far northern corner of the planet, where she learns more about life and love than she ever considered possible. I felt a strong connection to Moreva, and felt sorry for the trials she had to go through. The writing was wonderful, and I instantly felt like I became part of this fantasy / science fiction world.