The Convent of the Pure
Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave.Portia’s... show more
Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave.Portia’s ignorance of her own power may be even more deadly than those who conspire against her as she fights to fulfill her sworn duty to protect humankind in a battle against dark illusions and painful realities.Steeped in the legends of the Nephilim, The Convent of the Pure is the first installment of a steampunk novella trilogy by Sara M. Harvey.Don't miss the other two books of the Penemue trilogy!:The Labyrinth of the DeadThe Tower of the ForgottenBlurbs"The Convent of the Pure is a compelling blend of the numinous and the creepy, with a rich, atmospheric setting. I devoured it in a single sitting!”—Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel’s Dart"An intriguing fantasy novella that will move you to tears."—Michael A. Burstein, Campbell Award-winning author of I Remember the Future"The Convent of the Pure is a beautifully written page turner, dripping with magic and intrigue. I couldn’t put it down. A gifted writer and storyteller, Sara M. Harvey is worthy of a rocket to the top!”—Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Award finalist and author of Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales"Harvey (A Year and a Day) cobbles together gothic steampunk fantasy and lesbian erotica in this romantic, necromantic tale."—Publishers Weekly, February 2009)
Publish date: April 1st 2009
Publisher: Apex Publications
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Paranormal Romance
, Speculative Fiction
Series: The Blood of Angels series (#1)
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 0boobs: 1bombs: 0bondage: 0blasphemy: 0Bechdel Test: PASSDeggan's Rule: FAILGay Bechdel Test: PASSPlease note that I only read about 15% of this book, then skimmed quickly through another 10% before I gave up on it. So my scores only reflect the first quarter of the book.Ag...
Really fun mash up of classic themes with some bad ass women.The illustrations were BEAUTIFUL.
A short but enthralling story, Convent of the Pure was a treat for my reading palate. This interesting take on angels and the Nephilim inspires eager anticipation to return to the intriguing world where science meets fantasy, in a time lost in the end of the 19th Century.Reviewed for Bitten by Books...