Author: Roxanne Bland
Genre: Science Fiction
In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful goddess who is temporarily exiled from Temple life in her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of the planet for neglecting to perform her sacred duty, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.
Review: The Moreva of Astoreth blends scifi and romance in an unique adventure, where gods and science are intertwined. I really liked the scifi spin on the "usual" fantasy setting. Moreva Tehi was a wonderful heroine, and the book covered a lot of ground. Most fantasy series start off with a book that is mostly info-dumping, but that didn't happen here at all, instead we got a complete story.