An original novella from the New York Times best-selling author of Bridge of Dreams.
In a small village outside the city of Vision, the people know no sorrow or grief. But this seemingly idyllic community is hiding a terrible secret. As a young child, Nalah did not know why she was told to bring a cake to the mute girl known as the Voice whenever she was upset, only that doing so made her feel better. Now grown, Nalah understands the dark truth, and yearns to escape from the oppressive village that has been her life-long home. But it is only after visiting the city of Vision and discovering the Temple of Sorrow that Nalah understands what she must do to be free.
©2012 Anne Bishop (P)2012 Penguin
"Bishop’s talents lie both in her ability to craft a story filled with intriguing characters and in her flair for smoldering sensuality.” (Library Journal)
"[Bishop’s] worlds are so fully realized and three-dimensional, they jump right off the pages." (Fresh Fiction)
I thoroughly enjoyed Anne Bishop's Black Jewel series and her Ephemera series. This Novella just doesn't hold up to the level of the other stories in the rest of the series. It was not horrible by any means, but the others drew me in and allowed me to get lost in the world. This story just left me wanting.
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