August 23rd, 2012


Review of Black Blossom

Broken pots should never be thrown away.  What is broken is sometimes exactly what is needed to finish a new whole.  Black Blossom, a continuation of M.C.A. Hogarth's Aphorisms of Kherishdar and Admonishments of Kherishdar, is a delightful and consuming tale of a civilization where the Calligrapher and Shame work together to unravel a mystery of proportion so large that they can only lay foundations for a future flowering of Civilization in new ways.  What is the secret of the Black Blossom, the Lord of Qenian, and two aunera?

The answers to these questions was a surprise to me, and I was left gasping, crying, and even literally dancing in glee at times.  Following the web serial left me hanging on the edge of my seat while waiting for the next installment.  Owning a copy of the book, having the whole held in my hand, promises to be just as satisfying.  Each new reading reveals layers not noticed before, truly a thought provoking and delicious tale.

~Teresa Garcia
author of the Dragon Shaman series and Selkies' Skins

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