Passion Play by Beth Bernobich. Jul. 24th, at PM. quippe. The Blurb On The Back: Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent. Passion Play (River of Souls, book 1) by Beth Bernobich – book cover, description , publication history. When I first read the blurb for Passion Play, Beth Bernobich’s debut novel released last Tuesday, I was intrigued. I’d read some glowing praise.

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I could just be a naturally suspicious person however. I will say that she has a talent for writing — she’s got a clean, warmly ornate style, and she doesn’t shy away from the nastier aspects of her world, or the effects of running away Ilse being nastily passoin but not graphically — raped by the caravan men. Kosenmark remains a bit of a mystery. What a terrible cover for such an excellent book.

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Search for a book to add a reference. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Therez Zalina is the daughter of an iron-willed and ruthless merchant who learns shortly after the story begins that she is to be married off to a guy that she f When Passion Play was first released in hardcover back init had a far more accurate cover art than this mass market paperback reissue.

Then there is Isle. But there are dark secrets even in the best of families and Isle and the women in her family have learned that to be beautiful betth silent is the best way bernobichh survive.


But at the same time, the reader is offered little brnobich into Ilse’s character. Raul is by no means a conventional love interest, and the author made a gutsy choice in selecting him, which I admire. Come on over and ask passoin about my books, or my cats, or anything!

I was very interested in the main character Ilse and her trials were nicely realistic and not glossed-over.

Unfortunately, the time Ilse spent with the caravan evoked more emotion. Feb 09, Fade rated it it was amazing. For tips on being a librarian, check out the Librarian Manual. To view it, click befnobich.

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I wish you many future best-sellers and I will not contribute a single penny. Plenty of fantasy has implied, threatened, or glossed-over scenes of violence against women.

The world building is flimsy, with the author throwing things into the scenery without making these things come together to form a coherent idea of the whole setting. Anything and everything horrible that can befall a sheltered sixteen-year old girl on her own happens on our heroine, but she eventually stumbles into the care of our hero, Raul Kosenmark.

Amani’s voice passioh her poet’s soul beautifull… https: One could argue and many – unfortunately do that rape is a fact of life, and as such, it is something that can paassion discussed in books.

Ilse ZhalinaRaul Kosenmark. Just like in everything else, Bernobich cuts through the tried and true and comes up with brilliant ways to twist the plot. Now, there are some parts that warrant that this be read only by adults or those mature enough to handle the situations but it’s not erotic in nature or distasteful.

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In the last third of the book something transpires between Raul and Ilse that I’m a little uncomfortable with. And the rape was blamed on the victim – because she “gave her consent. Passion Play River of Souls, 1 3.

Beth Bernobich – Passion Play

Return to Book Page. Thanks for the add If I had read it myself, I would never have picked up the book and the world would be a happier place. The cast of secondary characters bernobcih also not quite as fleshed out as I would have liked.

She has lived most of her life surrounded by the trappings of wealth and privilege. The rather abrupt ending of the novel left me pretty baffled, so I went bernoibch to look at Ms. Then his courtship of Ilse was rushed and left me unconvinced. It takes pages and lots of therapy for her to recover from what happened to her.

Otherwise, prepare for another horrified review by a sickened reader who now wishes bad things on the author, editor, cover artist I hate that ebrnobich made this cover so beautiful!

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