Passion Play by Beth Bernobich. Jul. 24th, at PM. quippe. The Blurb On The Back: Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent. Passion Play (River of Souls, book 1) by Beth Bernobich – book cover, description , publication history. When I first read the blurb for Passion Play, Beth Bernobich’s debut novel released last Tuesday, I was intrigued. I’d read some glowing praise.

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But there are dark secrets, especially in the best of families. I’ve bernoibch Beth online for a number of years, and while I knew she was a good writer I’d read short stories I think that the ending is really the only thing that made me a tad upset. This choice will change her life forever. After she reaches out to her brother and finds no help from him either she decides to run away.

But none of it happened until the latter half of the book. The conflict is difficult-to-understand, and I never really figured out who the bad buy was supposed to be, or what he passuon trying to do.

Also maybe a little tag somewhere saying that this is the first in a series; I know G. Please visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy page for more information about cookies and how we use them.


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Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Yet, you assume both men are bisexual. The real magic in the tale is in the layer upon layer of intrigue and detail, it slowly unfolds before a reader, drawing them deeper and deeper within the realm of the story.

Early on you want more for her character, you feel horrible about her situation and when she does get a better opportunity you hope it only gets better. Books by Beth Bernobich. Oh, no, for me, it is, ‘Stop whining’ and ‘Go to bed’. Beth Bernobich Yes, it will.

Beth Bernobich – Passion Play

She’s strong — and all that she endures throughout her journey shows it. The setting of “Passion Play” was enough to get me to pick up Beth Bernobitch’s debut novel — a sort of medievalish Renaissanceish Italy-Spainy kind of world. She tries to tell her father that she doesn’t want to marry this man and why, but her father dismisses her concerns and tells her the wedding will happen whether she wills or no.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. The romantic connection between the two of them happened toward the end of the book. But about a quarter of the way through the book I was ready to throw it against a wall except I was reading on my iPad, so not so much with the throwing for the use of a particular trope that is a bit over-used in dislodging fantasy adventuresses from their initial starry-eyed view of the world.

Yet, I still found these parts interesting to read about, and that may also be due to the fact that I really liked Ilse and wanted her to succeed. But perhaps those other characters may be forgiven because, once out of the kitchen, Ilse thinks and behaves like a 25 or 30 year old woman. So good were these first pages that I had to force myself to put the book down. This book was like getting on a bus and going for a ride. It felt like serious backpedaling to me, and a bit of false advertising because the promo blurbs had a lot of Jaqueline Carey comparisons.

And in a perfect world, both of these should be equally awesome, and you would have a book like, say, The Sparrow.

Either way is fine by me, but after one book there is very little indication of which way that will go. It’s not mystical, it’s not difficult, and it’s not a secret or a big thrilling reveal.

The daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent merchants, Ilse Zhalina has lived most of her life surrounded by the trappings of wealth and privilege. But it never delivered. He’s forming his own “shadow court,” and Ilse soon becomes wrapped in this world of court intrigue, secrets and shadowy magic Seriously, practically no sexual stuff AT ALL regarding the people who work there, and only a tiny bit with the heroine later that was so “fade to black” it was ridiculous.


But that’s my own poor memory for names, and shouldn’t be taken as a criticism of the book itself. Bad things happen to her as a direct result of her impulsive decision to run away from home.

It is the US hardcover, by the wayand everyone associated for subjecting me to this misery.

I saw the book advertised for an author signing at Book Expo and knew I had to have it. They tell stories and charm with more than their bodies. Or sometimes, one or the other is the main thing, so you might have a book that’s all plot, e.

And the backstory felt rushed and sketchy and a bit too convenient. I mean, yes, there are the predictable moments where things go wrong and important letters are confiscated and friends and allies end up dead, but the way the plot unfolds in is no way bland or easily foreseeable. They kept referencing an empire, and some neighboring countries – none noted on the map! I did not expect the love triangle she found herself in, nor half of the other things she went through during her transformation.

She has core values and she holds to them, even if they are difficult or cause her pain. Beth Bernobich marked as my-books. I feel like it’s really a two star book, but on another level should get three because of being a first-time author.

OK, I see that someone is going to go looking for them as we move along in the books, but the actual legend of what they do, and why anyone would want them, and what happened with them in the past feels like it doesn’t quite fit. Paperbackpages.