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Detective Inspector Sara Nayar is a goddess. Literally. A Hindu goddess accidentally brought to England during Queen Victoria’s reign. Working now as a police detective, Sara survives on humanity’s innate faith in law and order.

Sheffield is a city of many gods, however, and when Sara witnesses a murder, she knows the perpetrator is divine. As a goddess of order, she must s
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Published August 4th 2020 by REUTS Publications, LLC.
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Patrice Sarath
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Move over DCI Banks: There's a new copper in Yorkshire. Saraswathi is not just a DI, she's a goddess, and the murder she's solving is not just a murder, it involves ancient gods, new gods, and a new conspiracy that is very modern indeed. As with any good police procedural, setting is a character. Kamsika tells the story of a Sheffield that has existed as a human settlement for thousands of years, and modern Sheffield with its diverse population has just as diverse a population of religions. The ...more
Wayne Santos
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a novel that is really about two stories. On the one hand, it's a police procedural taking place in the British city of Sheffield, with murder, suspects, and the kind of investigation that wouldn't be out of place in UK programming like the Midsomer Murders. On the other hand, however, it's about gods living among humans, and one of them, Sara, works as a cop, in the criminal investigation department, to be exact.

Sara's job and life become more complicated when what starts as a mortal mu
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Rachel Hope
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a lover of British mysteries and books with magic, I found Kamsika's "Goddess of the North" to be a great deal of fun. It's a police procedural with a strong female detective who just happens to be a goddess in the Hindu pantheon. Like many detective heroes, DI Saraswathi Nayar carries a lot of emotional baggage from the past (which in her case, extends back thousands of years). A mysterious earthquake and unlikely murder in a food market bears the unmistakable stamp of tampering by the gods, ...more
Bryan Camp
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Goddess of the North is the best kind of urban fantasy, the kind that holds a mirror up to our world and shows us who we are and, more importantly, who we can be. In it, Georgina Kamsika writes with a depth of heart and a purity of vision that's impossible to ignore. She also gives us a divine protagonist, D.I. Sara Nyar, who will steal your heart and save your ass all at the same time. Highly recommended!
Georgina Kamsika
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's my book so I'm allowed to give myself 5 stars.
Luke Tolvaj
Deeply gorgeous and evocative, this story blends a procedural mystery with the squabbles of gods and their immortal baggage. It brings eternal trauma to the foreground while also making these entities understandable on an emotional human level. However, this grand landscape of the gods does not blot out the real human struggles that Sara has found herself embroiled in. She forges deep connections with mortals, including Paul, a trans man who is a bright beacon of witty positivity amidst all of t ...more
Carlie George
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: author is a friend. Please don't let that dissuade you, though, because holy hell, this is such a fun urban fantasy. We've got a really solid, intricate mystery, a great protagonist, a cute romance, a fresh setting (AKA, not London), an exploration of so many different pantheons, etc. I especially love the complicated relationship between Sara and her trickster mother. Also, positive lady friendships! Just please, GET THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIVES.
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Can’t wait for this! Kamsika is a brilliant mind.
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Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to British Asian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and South Asian features.

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