Whew, it’s been a while since I posted a review here. Heck, I’m not even sure I remember how to write one! However, I do know that I have to let y’all know about this fabulous book, Babylons Steel by Gaie Sebold. I happened upon it while looking at a foursquare at B&N one afternoon and while I hadn’t heard anything about it (and still haven’t)(What’s wrong with people? Go! Talk about this book!) the cover drew me in and I had to pick it up and once I read the first page I bought it.
This book is a fantasy with a very different type of heroine, a brothel owner and former mercenary whose past is intentionally mysterious to those around her for protection, theirs and hers, because she carries a secret that she has run from for a very long time. The worlds and characters are interesting and keep your attention as three different story-lines converge into one. Through it all Babylon holds steady as a character you’d like to have on your side.
The book begins with Babylon being hired to find a missing diplomats daughter, but as with all story’s that start simply it soon changes as another plot-line emerges, one in which young prostitutes are murdered. Add in alternating chapters featuring Babylon as a young girl known as Ebi who was abandoned at birth, raised as a house slave, became a wanderer and then “Chosen” to be trained as a priestess… well, it may sound complicated, but everything is woven together beautifully. I am happy to say that there will be a sequel, according to the author’s website, tentatively titled Hunter’s Moon.
I hope y’all enjoy this book as much as I did!
You can find more about this book and it’s author from the authors website : http://www.gaiesebold.com
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review. This review was written and the book read by a copy of the book I purchased myself. Happy Reading!