Deviations: Covenant

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Author: Elissa Malcohn
Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,430 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.6
LoC Category: PS
Series: Deviations
Downloads: 6,685
Added to site: 2009.05.23
mnybks.net#: 24256
License: ©

TripStone hates to kill her gods but she must feed her people. An accomplished hunter in the Masari village of Crossroads, she is charged with the ritual slaying of the sacred Yata. Her comrade Ghost tries to end Masari dependence on Yata meat by performing experiments punishable by death. His jeopardy increases when he shelters a teenage runaway sickened by fasting.Their worldview shatters when they harbor a Yata woman raised to be livestock instead of a god. But Crossroads itself is imperiled. Hidden in the far woods, a secret Yata militia is preparing to alter the balance of power.

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ons consumed her. She strained to throw herself toward Ila, to crush his flesh in her hands and mouth and knead and pull him into pieces like dough. Invisible hands held her back. Her legs bucked until she was lifted off the floor, until her shrieks threatened to burst from the top of her skull. Her mouth filled with her own black hair. She convulsed, tried to swallow it, gagged. An unseen stranger brushed it back.

Strands yanked out by their roots dangled from contorted fingers. Someone's hands clamped down on her wrists to stop her from ripping her own skin to shreds.

Eventually the hands on her ceased to be iron and once again became flesh. The people around her, distorted into demon lovers with boiling eyes and bestial claws, shrank once more into mere Yata crumpled in grief.

Zai had been here before: the stranger caretaking the lamenting, her hands possessed of Yata calm. She had gazed into twisted faces and called demons out into the vanquishing light. She had been the friend who st

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 3 reviews: *****
2011.05.27
holbritter
*****

Loved this series. Really takes you to a different place. Not for the faint of heart. Once I read the first one....I had to read the rest!

2011.05.03
ian
*****

love this book and the entire series

2009.08.31
Lakisha S
*****

I had the great honor of being able to read this novel when she first conceived it (as well as the other novels in the Deviations Series).

Many times I would freak out at the vivid imagery especially when it came to cannibalism that occurs throughout the book.

However, the social commentary that is woven throughout the story is thought provoking and makes you reevaluate what you think you know about yourself and society at large.

The novel sometimes seems difficult to read but persistence is the key if you wish to enjoy a rewarding experience.


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