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Goa (Blood of the Goddess) by Kara Dalkey
ISBN: 0812549422
ISBN13: 978-0812549423
Author: Kara Dalkey
Book title: Goa (Blood of the Goddess)
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Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc; Reprint edition (July 1, 1997)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1930 kb
Size ePub version: 1498 kb
Size fb2 version: 1201 kb
Category: Fantasy

Entrusted with an important task that will take him into the perilous waters of East Africa and India, apothecary's assistant Thomas Chinnery is alarmed when the ship's captain turns pirate. Reprint.

Books reviews
A slender volume of an intended trilogy which reads quickly and well. The subject matter, a young apprentice herbalist sent to India to trade for rare herbs and medicaments in the era of the Inquisition, is fascinating. The book is a little too short, and it is obvious within the first 50 pages that we are being set up for future volumes, which did not inspire me to read on. However, read on I did, and I quite enjoyed the blend of historical fiction and fantastical magic. I would advise waiting for the trilogy to be finished and then reading it all together in one go.
The author has done an good job in researching for the book. She brings out the flavor of 1500's India vividly, a world of clashing cultures clamoring for a piece of the action. I know of few other recent novels set in the India of this time period and any history buff would find the book absorbing. But that's where the good stuff ends. The plot is Rider Haggard all over again.
I read it before and I'll read it again. Kara Dalkey is a lovely person.
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