Redemption in Indigo
Paama's husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents' home in the village of Makendha, now he's disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones – the djombi – who present... show more
Paama's husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents' home in the village of Makendha, now he's disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones – the djombi – who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, not all the djombi are happy about this gift: the Indigo Lord believes this power should be his and his alone, and he sets about trying to persuade Paama to return the Chaos Stick. Chaos is about to reign supreme...Bursting with humour and rich in fantastic detail, Redemption in Indigo is a clever, contemporary fairy tale from a dynamic new voice. Lord's world of spider tricksters and indigo immortals, inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale, is fresh, surprising, and utterly original.
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
I loved the style of this story. It's very artificially told as a campfire tale, by an omnipotent narrator who keeps weaving all over the place. It's going for charming, and it hits it right now the nose. I think my favourite part was how little the narrator cared about a sense of place (people take...
88. REDEMPTION IN INDIGO, BY KAREN LORDRecommended by Diego, who actually went as far as buying it and giving it to me, to make sure I would read it. His passion surely is commendable. I normally skip introductions and go straight to the story, but this should not be done with this book. The introdu...
My full review can be found at SFF Book Review. THE GOOD: A funny, light tale with every word in its place, great characters and a wonderful ending. THE BAD: The characters were somewhat distant, some side characters deserved more screen time. Plotwise a bit forgettable in the end. THE VERDICT: Re...
I love storytelling and I love folktales so it's no surprise I was predisposed to like this book. It's so rich and evocative and I kept wanting to tuck away bits and pieces of it to revisit later.
What a lovely book this is.Told in a storyteller style, which I love, with a strong female main character who doesn't feel the need to be physically intimidating, which I also love, this had a mythological feel to it that gave it both wide and close scope, if that makes sense.Paama is looking to get...