- File Size: 3432 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (May 20, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CX1C0YI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,509,291 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Ye Mistress of Baphos Hall Kindle Edition
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Such is the wonder of language, and the wily ability of a storyteller at the height of her craft, to spellbind us with archaic forms and hide-in-the-closet visions, to entertain with characters under the hubris of innocence and purity of purpose who grapple with deceit masquerading as truth.
As always, Poppet's characters are never quite what they seem and their journeys of self-discovery are multi-dimensional and multi-layered.
The pace is breath-taking, the visuals lush, delicious and nail-bitingly fearsome, and the denouement... Well, you must simply read this for yourself.
For best enjoyment of this work, I would recommend you be alone, on a dark stormy night...
5 stars for the exquisite use of language, and for sheer inventiveness.
Baphos is a story of warning told by Anne to her niece Jayne regarding the dangers that come from inheriting the estate known as Baphos Hall. Anne recounts her own horrific experience; becoming a captive of darkness in the very abode she was supposed to own. It's a foreboding tale, but we cannot put it down, refusing to leave either Anne or Jayne in this place until we discover all its secrets. Many writers have wild imaginations, but here Poppet cuts hers loose from any restraints, letting it run through the night forest, howling at the moon. Definitely five stars!
This has an `old' feel and is also very otherworldly, while time as a concept is toyed with. A strangeness, a darkness, and one is hooked. It's punchy, as tales of this nature should be - perfect!
The moment I read about the scribe with no arms, I began thinking of the dilemmas writers face daily and when Anne tries to find the story behind the myth, the importance of words, voices and tales become evident. There are lessons here, but read Ye Mistress of Baphos Hall first because it's an excellent tale...and then delve them hidden messages!
Worth every moment spent reading it! 5 stars!
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