Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: 12.30.09

Last WoW post of 2009. Kind of bittersweet. After today, those 2010 releases don't seem so far off anymore...

Today's Waiting On Wednesday pick is:

Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene by Beatrice Gormley

About the Book (from Amazon.com): "This story begins with Mariamne, a vulnerable girl who knows little of the ways of the world. Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. She must do as her father and brother see fit, and when tragedy strikes, Mari must marry a man she does not love and enter a household where she is not welcome, for the good of her family.

But she finds a small way to comfort herself when she meets an Egyptian wisewoman who instructs her in the ways of the occult arts. In the spirit world, Mari finds she has power. Here, she really is in control of her fate. But is she? Or is the magic controlling her?

This gripping portrait of one of the most misunderstood and controversial Biblical figures is the story of a young girl’s path through manipulation and possession, madness and healing, to a man who will change the world forever."

Not sure why I am so drawn to this, but I am. This same author has a book called Salome that I've been wanting to read too. Guess I'll have to pick up both of them as soon as this one is out. And for risk of cover gushing yet again, don't you just love the cover? At first I thought it was kind of boring because it was monochromatic, but it's kind of grown on me. Has a very ethereal feel to it.

Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene will be released on March 9th, 2010 and is currently available for preorder on Amazon.com:


*Waiting On Wednesday is inspired by Jill of Breaking the Spine*

2 comments:

Mandy said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds good. I really like the title and cover.

Faye said...

this one is new, it looks really good.