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The Year-God's Daughter by Rebecca Lochlann
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Apr 27, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 27 to May 14, 2012

Rebecca Lochlann has breathed life into the fascinating world of ancient Crete in this beautifully written book. Meticulous research has enabled her to let us experience, rather than see, an exotic land we can no longer visit. And the complex characters are presented so vividly that we can’t fail to be gripped by the intriguing, unfamiliar action.

But most impressive is her ability to make us empathize with a lifestyle and beliefs that are so dramatically different from our own...and yet, somehow, feel surprisingly modern in some ways. Her skill draws us into that world, and for a time we can allow ourselves to think as the Cretans thought, and understand the headstrong princess Aridela, reluctant acolyte priestess, bull dancer and rebel.

Of course, underlying all the beauty and nobility of a long-established culture looms the ominous threat of disaster.
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