Title: A Consummation (Sins of Lethe)
Author: Arden Aoide
Published Date: May 30th 2014
Genre: Futuristic Literature
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Human ash was difficult to work with when wet, but it was done. She looked more like a raccoon than a bride, but she didn’t want to be alone. Her mother would be with her until the end.
Today was Shula Kelley’s wedding day. Today was the day she would die.
2250 Anno Domini, two-hundred years after Texas seceded from the United States, a distorted morality warped the population. Betrothal contracts were signed before birth. Shula had a strong opinion about that. So she took matters into her own hands. With unexpected results. Book One of Six. 25K words. Cliffhanger. Heed the sins.
Taxonomy of Sins:
Wrath * Idolatry * Blasphemy * Ignominy * Hatred * Deceit * Sedition * Sexual Immorality * Suicide * Apostasy * Homosexuality * False Prophecy * Infanticide * Negligent Homicide * Fornication * Heresy * Pride * Wickedness * Strife * Covetousness * Murder * Lasciviousness * Variance * Lust * Desecration of the worst sort
A Consummation is the first book in Arden Aoide’s Sins of Lethe series. It is a departure from her usual writing. It is dark, twisted and wonderfully different.
Set in the year 2250. Texas has seceded from the US, and it is a country of its own replete with border crossing patrols/limitations. Women are subjugated to any male family member—by blood or marriage. They have no rights; they are chattel. Women are discouraged from learning and reading, and they are forbidden to read the Bible. The Bible is used as a means of controlling everyone’s behavior; everyone outside of Texas’ borders are considered sinners (think Sodom and Gomorrah).
This isn’t a romance per se. It is futuristic and yet a throwback to the past. It is filled with social commentary. It is provocative. It’s a mind bender. It is corrupt absolute power, control and sadism. It is hope for change.
Arden Aoide’s writing is brilliant writing, and she has a new fan. I’m looking forward to starting Devoutly, the second book in the Sins of Lethe series.
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