The Song of Bast is an exhilarating evocation of the life, death and rebirth of a Priestess of the cat goddess. From the powerful first verse it sings the grandeur, magic, beauty and greed of Ancient Egypt into being as we follow the trajectory of Sesheta from birth to her awakening and blossoming as a High Priestess. The descriptions of her Priestess training are vivid and believable. We share the magic, power and beauty of her initiation and the subsequent intrigues. The song of Bastet is genuinely moving but never sentimental. The action is brought to life as if we are watching an engaging film; the plot rolls out in a perfectly measured way as the poem progresses. The pace keeps the sense of anticipation. Judith Page has created a potent and compelling narrative.
Caroline Wise author of ‘Horned Goddess and Her Sisters’