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Vessel

by Sarah Beth Durst

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When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them.
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A quick, fun read in a land of magic and tradition. Liyanna's story is compelling in how it shows a young girl's struggle to reconcile loyalty to her people with love for her family and the simple joys of living. ( )
  Pascale1812 | Apr 16, 2020 |
RGG: Strong well-written well-paced fantasy set in a unique desert setting.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 15, 2019 |
Interesting and nicely world-built, with an excellent heroine and a nice supporting cast, but it was quite simple, and I found myself really yearning for more complexity and depth. It could have used some of the space that was otherwise devoted to love-interesting, which could also have benefitted from a little more rationality (and less of the counter-thrust of "no, this mustn't be allowed"; she insists that she can't, but she never actively tries to talk herself out of it). I did enjoy the desert setting, though the separateness of clans seemed like it wasn't actually logistically supportable, and I wished for more vivid description (especially of the sky serpents, who wound up being important).

In all: good, but just not great. ( )
  cupiscent | Aug 3, 2019 |
High fantasy and romance in which Liyana must save her tribe by performing the duties required as the human vessel of a goddess.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Sep 24, 2016 |
4.5
Gods, Sacrifice, love and adventure all blend together in this wonderful fantasy. it follows an amazing heroine as she struggles to make a sacrifice to save her people.She meets and grows to know many gods, people and hear their stories. There is a lot of myth/story sharing which I loved.
Liyanna, she never weekend her beliefs, she does not cower in fear she charges into action even when all seems hopeless. She walks with the Trickster god- Raven, a fascinating man/god to spend time with. She is strong, smart and loyal. She had me cheering, sifting and laughing, just a fantastic character.
There is a bit of a love triangle but it is not what you have read before. This is an intelligent book with intelligent characters. Duty. logic and loyalty are at work here. I think it is a true unselfish love I wish we would see more of in books.
I loved it, I will search out books from this author in the future.

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  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
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For my daughter and my son, my Liyana and her Jidali
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On the day she was to die, Liyana walked out of her family's tent to see the dawn.
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When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them.

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