Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Namer of Beasts, Maker of Souls

Namer of Beasts, Maker of Souls –by Jessica Amanda Salmonson

54 pages / 195 KB
Footnotes/Endnotes: No
Illustrations: No (darn it)
Suitable for eReaders: Assuredly
5 Stars

Sometimes I buy a book of which I know nothing just because I really like the author and I know I'm getting to go on an adventure when I read the book. Namer of Beasts, Maker of Souls was a grand adventure.

Had I read the fine print first (which I didn't) I would have known this was a book about Merlin, instead, I got to read the book and discover it all on my own.

This is the most interesting and fun Arthurian read I've had in years. Perhaps because it really wasn't about Arthur?

Ms. Salmonson is not only widely read, but quite intelligent, and it shows in her writing. This story drew on many traditional sources, and others that may not be that traditional or well known to the general reader. It is a "kabbalistic interpretation" of Merlin's life.

If you're a fan of Arthuriana, and want something a lot more interesting than the regular stuff, this is the story for you. Honest. Trust me.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like one both Elm & I would enjoy. Love the title. However, I was disappointed - thought this was another of your works.