Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review: Annealed

Annealed by Lynne Cantwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: people who enjoy alternate spirituality, Native American mythology, good stories
Trigger Warnings: kidnapping, endangerment of pregnant woman

My Thoughts: So, this is it. The final book. The ultimate denouement. I read these five books over the course of two days—Saturday and Sunday—because I just could not put them down and stop reading for anything. What an amazing story has been laid out before me in these five books, and I wish, I wish, oh how I wish that reality would turn out like this book.

There will be people who will see these books as blasphemous. I pity those people. I pity their closed view of the world, the lack of wonder in their lives. I pity their rigid dogma and inability to see the amazing multiverse in which we live. And most of all, I pity the fact that they could not enjoy these books the way I was able to. I wish to express ineffable thanks to Kriss Morton, who recommended these books to me, and to the author, Lynne Cantwell, for providing me such a wonderful weekend. I feel like there is something missing now in my life.

Those who are open to this story, definitely read it. If you are interested in alternate spirituality, the multitude of divinity that is out there to choose from, the Native American ways (among others), then definitely, you want to read these books. An amazing tale.

Series Information: The Pipe Woman Chronicles
Book 1: Seized, review linked here
Book 2: Fissured, review linked here
Book 3: Tapped, review linked here
Book 4: Gravid, review linked here
Book 5: Annealed

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author's publicist in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: It’s zero hour…

Naomi has just two weeks to find a new home for Joseph's grandfather. The old Ute shaman is fighting for his life against a mysterious injection of toxin he received at the hands of the Norse Trickster god Loki. If Naomi is to defeat Loki once and for all, she must learn what it is he seeks under the old man's wickiup. 

She has just one week before she must mediate between the Earth's pagan gods and goddesses and the Christian God. If her efforts fail, all of humankind will suffer the consequences.

And her baby is due any day.

In this, the fifth and final book of the Pipe Woman Chronicles, Naomi is in a race against the clock to balance the demands of her body, her family, and her friends—and she must do it while the whole world is watching.

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