Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: Tears of the Goddess

Tears of the Goddess
By: RM Prioleau

Rating: 3.5/5 Cogs


Celestra, Goddess of Beauty, aspires to leave her home of Siyr, the god-realm, to travel the cosmos and create a new world of her own. But her dreams cannot be fulfilled unless she is one of the seven chosen to undergo a trial put forth by the Genesis Spirit—a trial in which she alone must nourish a Genesis Seed with tears from her heart.

Tydus, God of Chaos, is renowned and adored by many in Siyr, but his heart has always yearned for only one—Celestra. Unlike most Siyran goddesses, Celestra is unyielding and determined, but Tydus’s attempts to win her heart go unnoticed as she keeps her attention focused on her trial.

This fanciful tale of romance and determination tells the story of two lovers who strive for happiness and realize how much they need one another.


Although this book has a fairly predictable plot, it's a cute and comforting story of the unusual love between two opposites.  When Celestra is given a seed that she must nurture using her own tears into fruition, she tries every kind of self torture to bring tears to her eyes to attempt to nourish the little seed.  When Tydus comes into the picture making her cry tears of joy, Celestra's seed miraculously sprouts, only later to become victim to a jealous woman's hatred.

Since the story is very short, the characters are not the best developed, but they still have a genuine sweetness to them.  I was a tad surprised by the sweetness inside the God of Chaos, but that inner love is fairly common in tales like this.  I enjoyed the story, but overall, I feel that if this story was worked on a bit further, adding more length, character descriptions, and environmental details that this book would definitely rate much higher.  There's so much story here left untold, and I'd love to see it fully bloomed.

This is definitely an author to watch, I can see great things in their future!

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