Passion Play by Beth Bernobich. Jul. 24th, at PM. quippe. The Blurb On The Back: Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent. Passion Play (River of Souls, book 1) by Beth Bernobich – book cover, description , publication history. When I first read the blurb for Passion Play, Beth Bernobich’s debut novel released last Tuesday, I was intrigued. I’d read some glowing praise.

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She suspects that he has a cruel streak. Unfortunately, there were a lot of things that happened in the second half of the book that I am very outspoken about. I feel like it’s really a two star book, but on another level should get three because of being a first-time author.

And here pasxion where I come back to my uncertainly of what I think of the series thus far. Books by Beth Bernobich.

The latest news I have is that Tor will publish a trade paperback edition in October Remove every instance of Raul’s eunuchism from the story, and nothing is lost. Then she and Raul, and whoever else may be in-house that day, sit around and discuss the content of the letters.

Beth Bernobich – Passion Play

Eventually, Ilse escapes bernobkch more and finds herself at the mercy of Kosenmark, a puppet master of a notorious pleasure house. Search for a book to add a reference.

A very pragmatic young woman, Cas is. Her bernobih of Ilse’s rape and later love-making are tasteful, without undue details or sensationalism. I enjoyed the heroine for the most part.

I was very interested in the main character Ilse and her trials were nicely realistic and not glossed-over. She does not grant the child knowledge beyond reasonable exceptions.

Ilse is never on the inside and when she finally is…Raul wraps bernobicg her role to keep her from danger. The result is a believable character that has to honestly pawsion for the changes in her life. I hate myself for having picked up this book. Raul did not strike me as a romantic interest at all. Open Preview See a Problem?


Return to Book Page. Making a free choice to sell one’s body for money, profit, or[insert your economy of choice here], is only applicable in circumstances where there is also a choice NOT to participate. It felt like it was split into parts: I get that he is supposed to be very verbally abusive of the family, vernobich I’m not discounting that that is very harmful, but I feel that this part of the plot is very lacking.

I get that the maps will be the same for all the books, so they are a map of the ‘important’ places as viewed from the end of the series, BUT, some really major bernoibch happened on the way to some towns that they didn’t bother to mark on the map. In fact, although the latter half of the book was heavily focused on politics, most of this was behind plaj scenes. Creative magic systems 65 Aug 13, This is one book where the title will fool you.

Its very rare to see the concepts of past lives and reincarnation handled in such a matter-of-fact way. I ebth Ilse because no matter how hard things get for her, she never regrets her decision to leave—that was the one choice she did get to make. Goodreads Librarians Group — members — last activity 8 minutes ago A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog.

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And since his condition, this error, is brought to the attention of the reader every chapter or two, there is no way to forget that what we are reading is not real. Recent Tweets RT fantasycafe: For general comments on Goodreads and for requests for changes to site functionality, try the Feedback group or use the Contact Us link instead.

This is a well-written and mature work, despite my personal distaste for the one aforementioned plot element, and the further books in the series are lined up in my to-read queue, though not perhaps at the top of the list passlon. Not only did it not really have anything to do with the book, but I am pretty sure the author doesn’t know what a “passion play” is. I wish we had learned more about some of the serving girls Lys and Rosel, for example and I hope we see more of the pazsion Nadine and certain misconceptions are remedied.


Bernobich impressively gives her characters license to fail, and to suffer the consequences of their failures. The other piece of advice that st I watched some tips from netgalley on how to make a better and more interesting review. If I had read it myself, I would never have picked up the book and the world would be a happier place.

Beth Bernobich (Author of Passion Play)

Eventually, she also escapes this and finds her way to Raul Kosenmark, owner of a pleasure house that is much more than it seems, and becomes involved in secrets and intrigue. Gernobich tells the story of a young woman forced into prostitution, but does not really deal with that event. Instead of the typical “poor little rich girl makes her escape with the aid of many selfless and noble friends” Bernobich went with the more honest, and quite frankly painful, “poor little rich girl gets slapped in the face with reality.

Passion Play Beth Bernobich Limited preview – I liked the main character, she is a very strong person and not in a She-Ra warrior woman way. Unfortunately, after setting up benrobich major political crisis, the book suffers from pacing issues in the last third.

If you are having trouble finding the link to add a new thread, bernoobich this: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Some much so that I hated to see this book end.

Not only killed, but his throat burst, in effect silencing him. I won this from a GR giveaway! I read Passion Play through in one sitting. Ilse is in a new city with no idea passiob will be a friend or a for.