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- File Size: 404 KB
- Print Length: 174 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492820423
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AXLV4TM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #656,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm so glad I took the risk! The Legend of Pope Joan Part 1 introduces us to a precocious and feisty young woman with a keen mind and overwhelming desire to be a theologian. Banished from the library for being a girl and prevented from any further study, the young Joan is beside herself with loss and overwhelmed by helplessness and hopelessness. But to her great surprise, her best friend Michael comes up with a plan that will enable her to follow her heart's desire. Yet this plan is not without danger as Joan must run away, disguised as a boy. They are helped in this task by a travelling entertainer Amadeus Reichenbach, a compelling character who teaches both Michael and Joan much of what they need to know to pull off her guise. As she journeys in Amadeus' wagon Joan, now dressing and behaving as John, has to learn many lessons about herself, her two companions who are themselves falling in love and the harsh world they are travelling through in order to survive.
I was totally gripped by this novel from the first chapter. It captivated me and I couldn't put it down until I'd finished. I loved all three main characters as much for their flaws and failings as the way they interacted with each other and learned from their various challenges along the way. The tension throughout their journey was palpable and in places I found myself holding my breath as I waited to know if they would be safe.
This novel has the familiar feel of an adventure story with archetypal characters and overarching themes yet at the same time because of its unique take on sexuality and gender, the novel has an originality which is both surprising and challenging. What I particularly liked about it is that it worked as a story in its own right rather than just `a part'. Having said that, I'm already champing at the bit for more and hugely frustrated that Part 2 is not yet available (at the time of writing this review)!
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read something that is enthralling and altogether different from run of the mill Lesfic or standard heterosexual historical adventure. You will not be disappointed!
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