Saturday, November 23, 2013
Seized by Lynne Cantwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those interested in alternate spirituality, Native American history and mythology, those who enjoy well-told stories
My Thoughts: What a cool idea for a story! The general gist is that all the other gods and goddesses have decided Jehovah is just too uppity and want to take him down a peg. It's obvious that the author has done a great deal of research into the Native stories and tales, including creation and destruction myths, and woven them into this great story. There is even a special guest appearance by Loki, which ought to make some people quite happy.
This is a five-book series, so the pace is leisurely, allowing plenty of time to develop the characters and plot points without feeling rushed. The story flows smoothly, however, and is engrossing and entertaining. I'm so happy that my friend Kriss recommended these books to me. Looking forward to several more days' worth of terrific reading.
If you like learning about other aspects of spirituality, if you are interested in Native American stories and tales, and if you enjoy a well-told story (and won't be offended by the presentation of Jehovah as power-hungry and petulant), then you should definitely check out this excellent series.
Series Information: The Pipe Woman Chronicles
Book 1: Seized
Book 2: Fissured
Book 3: Tapped
Book 4: Gravid
Book 5: Annealed
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author's publicist in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Naomi has a pretty sweet life. Respected as a skilled mediator, she has an almost uncanny knack for getting people on both sides of a dispute to agree. And her handsome boyfriend Brock has just proposed to her. But a white buffalo calf is bowing to her in her dreams. And who is the Native American man who has been following her around? Naomi doesn't know it, but things are about to change....
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