Author: Roxanne Bland
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4 stars
In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful goddess who is temporarily exiled from Temple life in her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of the planet for neglecting to perform her sacred duty, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.
Review: The Moreva of Astoreth was not what I expected at all - in fact, it was way better. I love Anne McCaffrey's books and Ursula K. LeGuin's series so when I read this series followed that world-building tradition, I just had to give it a try. And I loved it! Moreva Tehi is simply amazing, and the world that Roxanne Bland created for her series is mesmerizing. I loved it!