Book Review: Whispers Of Pachamama by Lucia Ashta

 

whispersAnd now for something completely different!

Sometimes it’s great to get out of your comfort zone and let a new author really take you by surprise. I spotted this on a free promo, and the cover impressed me. Once I started reading however, I was even more impressed.

When a logger discovers a strange woman while working in the Amazon, he becomes obsessed with her even though she disappears almost immediately. He finally meets her again, following her into the heart of the dangerous jungle, where he discovers a predestined fate, and a life he would never have even contemplated.

Whispers Of Pachamama, while a relatively simple fable, is a beautifully written one. As a fan of classical magical realism from authors such as Carlos Fuentes, I was instantly drawn to the narrative and style, and the lush landscapes coupled with elegant prose makes this an effortless, yet ultimately satisfying read.

The novella length suits the tale perfectly, telling a compact story without the over-embellishment often seen with new writers attempting this genre, and the author’s Latin American roots show a clear understanding and respect for this wonderful writing style and its origins.

Really looking forward to reading more from this author.

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One thought on “Book Review: Whispers Of Pachamama by Lucia Ashta

  1. I really like the sound of this one! I too am looking forward to loving this author. I am reading currently Ajax Minor’s book Sun Valley Moon Mountains and it’s been my fav read this summer. Very good fantasy, but seems so real.

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