"What you find under the hard edged public image of General Visola is a woman, imperfect and perplexing, with nuance and breadth of emAUTOGRAPHED COPY
"What you find under the hard edged public image of General Visola is a woman, imperfect and perplexing, with nuance and breadth of emotion. The story takes her through the gates of hell and into the nightmare scenario of anyone who wears the mantle of protector. The grit and gore, of which there is plenty, are weighed in both shock value and as catalyst for introspection. However it is the personal torment with her own feelings for and against a ghost from her past that showcases Ms. Scrieva's penchant for diving into the psyche of her characters. The moral and ethical questions of friendship and love, in the face of unforgivable offenses, are carried to their logical and emotional conclusions from which neither character nor reader can escape without re-examining our own biases. Not to be outdone, the action in this volume follows the author's established rapid pace."
"I found love in this book and you will too! The core of this book is the story of Visola, whom one cannot help but admire after understanding what she has gone through and how far she is willing to go in life for sake of her honor. There are so many 'heights' to this book that embody the build-up of admiration and sympathy for the characters. As one could expect in a book that is so strongly about Visola, there are so many funny parts to the book.
There are some dark parts to this story that add to the magnitude of it. The author has a great talent for giving you a reason to hate the bad guys."
Nadia Scrieva lives in Toronto, Canada with no husband, no kids, and no pets. She does own a very attractive houseplant which she occasionally remembers to water between her all-consuming writing marathons.