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The Priestess's Tale

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The seventh of seven daughters, Sylvana is taken at birth to be raised in the Temple of the Moon Goddess Diana. When she is initiated into the Rites of the Hunt she flees on pain of death because she cannot bear the sacrifice of Actaeon, the Horned One. Protected as Seer and High Priestess in the Temple of Proserpina, she learns through the oracular Book that she has been ...more
Published March 16th 2012 by Smashwords
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Maybe more of a 2.5

I was really intrigued by the premise of this piece, and the writing in terms of imagery/words used was lovely. Unfortunately, my experience of those things was tainted by trying to keep track of the timeline of all of this. At first I was under the impression that we were shifting between past and present in flashbacks, but then things got so much more tangled as the book went on that I couldn't keep track anymore. I almost wonder if it wouldn't've been better off going more
Apr 15, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
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I was first drawn to this book by the review on, which glorified the author’s references to major Classical works and the author’s ability to create an exquisitely detailed world. Having now read the tale, I think the review went a bit overboard. First of all, it is too short to be a book. This novella is an imaginative tale set in a mythical world loosely based in Classical and general pagan mythology. It is well-written story and the author did create a relatively detailed world for ...more
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