Daughter of the most illustrious prostitute in all Arrapha, young Ishtah must find a way to endure her mother’s fame. With the ceremony of the god Ashur beginning in a few short hours, will she risk the unknown in pursuit of her own happiness, or succumb once more to acceptance of a fate of shadows and eternal shame? Newly released, ISHTAH – THE PROSTITUTE’S DAUGHTER builds suspense brick by brick while submerging readers in the beauty and dread of a forgotten empire.
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The year is 603 BC and a girl named Ishtah struggles to come to terms with her mother 'Assyrian's' profession as a prostitute. The pure shame of it leaves the young girl to shy away from the world. She is ridiculed by society and what's worse is that her own mother treats her like a slave. Her struggles for survival has left her dreaming of getting out - to move far away, and to lead a life free from ridicule and poverty. Using very descriptive words throughout this short novel, puts in place a picturesque view for imagination. Quote. "I knew I had only put her costume on out of fear - nothing more. The familiar dread of starvation, ever hanging over us like webs, had driven me to do many things in the past - things for which I usually had a sufficient allowance of forgiveness." A journey through beautiful scenic back drops and immense unassuming truths gathers up a colossal ending to this story that leads way for surprise. Highly recommended.
Just finished reading Ishtah - The Prostitute's Daughter, newly released by the author as a full length novel. My review: Creative storyline that propels you forward through this book, a brilliant escape into the past. The author does an excellent job depicting the scenery – seamlessly transports you to another place – as well as the emotions the characters experience, which are vivid and palpable. I especially enjoyed the ending – for me it was unexpected and had a way of sticking with me for a while – even after I finished the novel. I liked the complexities of the mother- daughter relationship between the protagonist and her mother – the mother was an especially intriguing character to read about; you never quite know whether to sympathize with her or despise her. I think I would have liked to know more about the young love interest, Aeros. Besides this, I would recommend this book to anyone looking to revisit the desperation and heartfelt emotion involved with first love. Bravo!