It has taken months for the desire to come back and its been a slow and incremental thing. But the habit is back and it is reliable and again I can get some solace by escaping to worlds created by others.
First thoughts, oh my word such an effective and beautifully written novel. The prose is evocative and emotive and l was drawn into the world that Natasha Bowen has created. It is the second novel in a series and despite the potential drawbacks to a quick immersion into the world, any gaps in my knowledge were filled in deftly. What we have is Simidele our protagonist. A Mami Wata who at the beginning of the novel is trapped in service to a god of the dead. Simi is a wonderful protagonist. She is forever trying to do what is right whether that bodes good or ill for her. Her desire…