Ravished Wings......... Tomsdattar's Reviews
edited: Saturday, October 05, 2002
Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2002
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Writer Maria Osborne Perry has crafted a powerful action packed drama in her novel Ravished Wings.
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Title: . Ravished Wings
Genre: Sensual Fantasy
Author: . Maria Osborne Perry
Line/Publisher: . Zumaya
Release Date: . 2002
True to the Genre Recommended 4 stars
Odette is but seven when Boniface and his Frankish bent upon murder and worse ravagers raid her home. The orphaned child finds little solace when placed in the care of her twenty two year old sister Vanda by Boniface. Carried away to Athla: a land where women are slaves whose purpose is provide pleasure Odette is placed in the care of Mistress Helrose. Athla is a place where modesty is forbidden, the judicature decrees that Odette must learn the rites of the Great Balance of sensual equilibrium between men and women and Odette is taught that her body will be used to provide pleasure to her master. Odette is reluctant to accept the teachings until she discovers that disobedient slaves are punished. Odette is punished often. Unknown to Odette are puissant forces working from beyond Athla’s boundaries. Aided by Vanda the vampire priests of Loki strive to possess Odette as an honor to the diety. Loki’s purpose includes his desire to destroy love and sensuality forever from the world of humans.
Cu’Lugh the mercenary thinks the vision of a feminine manifestation haunting him must be an apparition. He is sure she cannot actually be. When Vanda saves Cu’Lugh’s life he vows to set aside his vision and perhaps even marry the dark haired woman to whom he owes so much. It is Vanda’s wish to locate the sister she lost many years ago; Cu’Lugh sets out to try to find the girl. Vanda fails to mention that her sister was lost because the vengeful Vanda herself banished the child who was taken to Athla by a compassionate relative. When Cu’Lugh locates Odette he knows she is the woman in his vision and begins to question how she came to live as she does. The more Cu’Lugh learns of Odette’s ancestry the more concerned he becomes. Odette is once again carried away and Cu’Lugh sets out for the awful lands laying beyond Athla.
Writer Maria Osborne Perry has crafted a powerful action packed drama in her novel Ravished Wings. The work is filled with well developed characters motivated with a vast array of very human attributes. Caring, jealousy, passion all abound in the carefully crafted tale set against a back drop intrigue. Filled with sights, scents, emotions brought to life through the skillful writing of Author Perry Ravished Wings will stir the passion of those who enjoy reading of a time and place that might have been shrouded in the long ago mists of our collective history.
Dialogue is often graphic, hard hitting and well-delineated between characters. Enough descriptive language is used to give the reader a full sense of the time and place. The opening scene filled with screams, smoke and terror draw the reader right into the narrative from the outset. The impact of Perry’s writing does not stop until the last paragraph is reached in this page turner. A well researched, balanced work nicely crafted Ravished Wings is sure to delight those who enjoy the genre.
Not for everyone. Some graphic language, some graphic sexual activity, however for those who enjoy erotica, highly recommended.
Reviewed by: molly martin http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin
Web Site: Maria's Place
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|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Molly your reviews get better each one...this is great! you make me want to write a book so I can read your review;-)|
|Reviewed by Nancy Pawley
|Sounds like my kind of book, Molly..wonderful review.
|Reviewed by RL Hunt (Reader)
|I found Ravished Wings an excellent interweaving of fantasy and erotica. Your insights are keen, keep up with the open-minded reviews, Tomsdatter!|
|Reviewed by Dan Nieves (Reader)
|This one sounds just up my alley! Glad to have come across your review.|
|Reviewed by Georgeann Casey
|The review provided enough of a sketch of Ravished Wings for me to determine that it's not for me. Although the book may be well written, it is a genre that doesn't interest me.|
|Reviewed by Ruth Kerce
|Molly, great review! I don't see too many on sensual fantasy. Your write-up should peak the interest of those who enjoy that genre.|
|Reviewed by Victoria Murray
|Molly, you are a talented writer, as well as reviewer. You write the perfect words to peak the potential book buyer curiosity. Great Review!
|Reviewed by Andy
|Great review. Sounds like a really great book. The kind I love to read!|
|Reviewed by Dallas Franklin
|Sounds luscious! *~;))~~~~~~~~Great review, Molly~~~~~~~~~~Dallas
|Reviewed by Pam Potter
|thanks for the warning of bad language, and sexual context, that good to know.I'm like the rate PG type stories.|