Sorrow's Child (The Taint #1)
Rescued, she is guided to Branwen Tower where Ge-Iad, a powerful sorcerer, awaits her. It seems Lilith has found true happiness at last: a home free from persecution and a mentor who will teach her how to use her newfound magic.
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When I started "The Taint: Sorrow's Child" I wasn't sure quite what to think. The dark, twisted imagery that it begins with gave me the idea of the distinctly Gothic flavor of the book, but I wasn't sure if it was going to be my pre ...more
The main character is a young witch named Lilith ~ She is "sorrow's child". She goes from rags to riches, but there is a twist ~ Is the change for ...more
I started the book with low expectations because (1) presently I can count on one hand books I liked, i.e. 3-stars+ rated, that were authored by my Goodreads friends, (2) Sorrow's Child (SC) was marketed as gothic fantasy and gothic fantasy is on the edge of my genre preference, (3) the blurb — (view spoiler)[this:
'Sorrow’s Child', the first novel in 'The Taint' series, is a dark fairytale steeped in myth and magic. In a richly gothic setting, 'Sorrow’s Child'...more
Edit May 27th, 2012:
Review soon to be posted on my blog, written but needs to be posted. Will be up within the week :)
Edit May 28th, 2012:
Review is up and you may find it here- http://southernboundsoul.wordpress.com Enjoy!
.:::::Edit June 1st, 2012: Here's the review y'all :) :::::.
"On the Isle of Muin, one of the thirteen scattered Meda Isles, Lillith, a young orphan and an indentured servant, is found guilty of witchcraft and is condemned to hang... Everyone and everything ...more
The flowery prose seems to have been toned down a bit from Georgina’s earlier stories, which I find a bit disappointing as I enjoyed that sty ...more
‘Sorrow’s Child’, the first novel in ‘The Taint’ series, is a dark fairytale steeped in myth and magic. In a richly gothic setting, ‘Sorrow’s Child’ is a coming of age story and a tale of betrayal and bloody revenge.
On the Isle of Muin, one of the thirteen scattered Meda Isles, Lilith, a young orphan and an indentured servant, is found guilty of witchcraft and is condemned to hang…
This gothic fairy tale captured my interest immediately. The story starts with a hangman’s noose and jo ...more
"Did it not strike you, Lilith, that by doing so* you may have led the young man into believing it was an invitation to further intimacies?"
*letting a young man stay in the kitchen while Lilith's master was away when he had a message to give.
I just... words. I have no words for how absolutely disgusted I was with that passage. So she lets a young man stay in the kitchen while her master is gone, feeds him from kindness, and then he tries to RAPE her and it is HER FAULT?! No. Absolu...more
I was represented by Lyn Tranter of Australian Literary Management from 2007 to 2011. Sorrow's Child, is my first novel.