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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In the fantasy world of Silvery Earth, a young queen has to learn the hard way how to live and reign. This is the story of Queen Jessamine, from her Rite night at fourteen to war and exile, prisoner of a foreign king, to her comeback to her home country some thirteen years later. Not much magic, but not our planet anyway.
Adult readers for mild sex and violence.
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Published January 8th 2011 by Barbara G.Tarn, via Smashwords
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Cassie McCown
By: Barbara G. Tarn
ISBN: 2940011179839
Published January 8, 2011
Available Format: ebook
Graphic Novel ISBN: 2940011316982
GN Published May 26, 2011

My Rating: ★★★★☆

I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone here, since these are both the same story in different formats.

Jessamine is an Amazonian princess in the fantasy world of Silvery Earth. In this society, the girls begin their sexual education at the young age of fourteen through a ceremonial union with a masked male. Jessamine decide...more
Eliabeth Hawthorne
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This short, highly compressed book is much like an impressionist painting. The writing has the charming qualities of a nicely re-told folktale. A gently told story about places and characters we should know from fairy tales; from dreams of childhood; it seems plucked from the depths of our collective culture. The milieu seems familiar to us. And yet, looking more closely, the world here hides more sober realities -- pleasures and cruelties hinted and whispered, or tossed off as if unimportant, a...more
Not at all what I was expecting based on the rather flowery cover (Reminder to self: remember not to judge a book by it's cover or movie) but this was a pleasant surprise. We follow Jess through her early life, from 14 to 27 I believe (don't worry, not in complete detail) and we see her loves, struggles, heartbreaks, and triumphs as she grabs the reins of her life and firmly leads forward. Like that last phrase? Just made it up in my head. Not sure about it yet. She has (think think think) six?...more
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Creative Reviews: Amy says to share... Book free on Amazon! 8 44 Sep 27, 2011 10:06PM  
Barbara G.Tarn is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller.
She's been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years - stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her novella "The Hooded Man" has received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest.
Used to multiple projects (a graphic novel is always on the side of the prose) this year...more
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