- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 490 KB
- Print Length: 191 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing (5 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AXM6CAM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #584,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Riga and Iamo (lovely names) - sensual from the first scene. The forces of darkness and light melding in psychic love to overcome the demons which threaten the world. There is dark and light in us all.
I enjoy the occasional lapses into ornery speech.
`Cheeky sod even tried to pretend he thought I was a man.'
And `I don't work with gods much but I would never willingly piss one off.'
We all have secret thoughts which never see the light of day. The Shaman dares to bring them forth.
But this book doesn't start at the beginning. I feel the need to discover what went on before, in more than mere glimpses.
Some subtlely wicked humour creeps in, to lighten the sense of doom and disaster. But I am out of my depth, reading this book. I can't stop at every other page to look up the references. It would spoil the flow. Then I'm blown away with enlightenment at the explanation of the different levels of magical protection, like cloaking and shape-shifting.
Now I am engaged, and the story races along in absorbing fashion to its dramatic climax at Glastonbury. And on to a more conventional denouement, where love, good deeds and procreation win through.
The author was a pagan and elevated to High Priestess in a coven before leaving to follow a solo course as a shaman. She is a healer and practices Reiki in her village in France.
Brother Iamo and Shaman Riga have a history, again to be detailed in the prequel; however, this doesn't detract from the story. In effect, we're into the tale running, without any great exposition on their past involvement. This works, due to the charisma of Iamo and Riga - the narrative is first person, from the intermittent point of view of each.
It's as if opposites attract. They're from different sects - Riga is a captain of the Black Shamanic Guild, an assassin, while Iamo is a priest of the Mother Goddess of Light. And such attraction displeases the hierarchy. However, the pair proved themselves very capable when they previously went up against the common enemy, demons.
The new conflict - demons destroy both mentally and physically, `eating the soul piece by piece'. Worse, they seem to be up against the Demon Prince, men-hating Dianics and men-only Gythi as well.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
On occasion, some sequels fail to measure up to the original book. Not so here with Ailsa Abraham's follow up to Alchemy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nigel Cronshaw
...I’ve rarely read a more ingenious narrative... oh, for sure, there’s the primary story of the two fascinating characters, Riga and Iago, the yin and the yang of seemingly... Read morePublished 22 months ago by essgee
I have to admit to a vested interest here as I am mentioned by Ailsa in her acknowledgements – even though, in reality, I did very little – and so my reading of her novel was... Read morePublished on 29 May 2014 by Mike Williams
Iamo and Riga have such different backgrounds and beliefs, yet their love's power is enough to bring them back together at the start of this book - both romantically, and in a... Read morePublished on 22 May 2014 by Joanna Gawn, Author of The Lazuli Portals
This sequel to 'Alchemy' is absolutely brilliant!
Iamo and Riga are back in the thick of trouble, desperately trying to work out who is doing what and why, as well as... Read more
Shaman's Drum by Ailsa Abraham is set in a future England where existing norms of belief have been replaced by a rainbow of pagan cults and magic users. Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2013 by Tim Taylor
This is an interesting tale and the first piece of writing I have read by Ailsa Abraham. I liked the way the story was told by both of the main characters, giving an insight to... Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 2013 by Gina Dickerson-Elvidge
This is one of the best stories I've ever read. Ms Abraham transports the reader to a not-too-distant future, weaving excellent descriptions of a future world, believable and... Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2013 by Amazon Customer
We step into the world of Riga and Iamo at a point where they have been reunited after a long separation. Read morePublished on 8 Nov. 2013 by Carol Maginn
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