Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bargain eBooks #150:

The Salbine Sisters by Sarah Ettritch

Genre: Fantasy, LGBT

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Sony Store (for Sony Reader)

She gave up everything to become a Salbine Sister, member of a
religious order of powerful female mages. But when Maddy nearly dies while
trying to draw forth elemental fire, she learns that Salbine has withdrawn
from her the gifts every sister works to master. Feeling trapped in an order
to which she no longer has any right to belong and believing herself
unworthy of the love of Lillian, one of the most powerful mages in the
sisterhood, Maddy begs the abbess to let her travel to another monastery to
research her condition.

On her journey, Maddy's faith in both herself and Salbine are tested to
their limits. When she attempts to draw fire and fails horribly, frightened
townsfolk throw Maddy into prison. Fearing that the abbess will never learn
her fate and rescue her, Maddy resigns herself to a short and brutal life.

The only bright spot in Maddy's existence is Emmey, the pickpocket with whom
she shares a cell. Through her and the steadfast love of Lillian, Maddy
learns that Salbine's purpose is not always the same for everyone, and that
love and compassion are more valuable than magic.

What they're saying about it:

"Sarah Ettritch's new novel is one of those stories that sneaks up on you,
snuggles in close, and seduces you into reading just a few more pages before
you put it down. The words flow so easily and so sweetly on the page that
you're halfway through it before you realise the house is quiet, the news is
muted on TV, and everybody else has long since gone to bed." - Amazon

"I never wanted to put the book down until I finish the novel. Every time I
wanted to stop reading, the story seems to get me more hooked." - Review at
Clandestine Sanctuary

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