The Goddess Within

The Goddess Within

by Iva Kenaz


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ISBN-13: 9781517141851
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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The Goddess Within 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Kenaz's poetic, unique novels and this one stands out to me among the others. The mood is magical, and the world of the fae ethereal. I enjoyed the romance of the main character with the young, charming faun! I have never read that in a book before and found it sweet. Overall, I would recommend it to those who like pensive, new-age, spiritual fiction.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
The era is 1600s, and a young lady named Berka lives a life of being at one with nature, in the rural town of Beltane, Italy. Her father has spend his life teaching her to respect and listen to the natural world around her so that she can learn to live in harmony with her surroundings, including the worlds animals. One night she has a vivid dream about a male, then a group of seemingly friendly men arrive in the village, including the male in her vision. Eventually the two meet and share a fondness of one another. Her father however does not trust the men and makes Berka leave with him, so that he can hide her away from them in her grandmothers cave, fearing for her safety. Berka is so keen to meet with the boy in her dream, Giss, that she leaves the safety of the cave alone, forgetting that she has been warned to be careful. Ending up coming face to face with the leader of the men, her life is thrown in to chaos when he summons the shadow spirits to take Berka’s to her rightful home. After the first few pages of getting used to the terminology, I found myself eager to know Berka’s story. I liked the life lessons she learnt as her journey proceeded. The book is set in a mystical, spiritual world where there are different realms and being at one with mother nature is the one things that binds everyone. Berka has a lot to learn and understand throughout the book, and with gaining knowledge and understanding comes confidence, which Berka gained steadily all the way through. The book is a wonderful fantasy book, beautifully told and centres around a spiritual world full of mystical creatures, that Iva Kenaz has clearly made visual to her audience. I was unsure of how I would feel about the book as it was different to anything I have every read before, but I shouldn’t of worried as I love it from the first to the very last word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful metaphysical novel by Iva Kenaz! This story is certainly not black and white. It’s colorful and playful, just like a fairy tale should be. But here the evil is not to be destroyed from the outside, but from the within. The novel works with the shadow side, as well as the light one, but mainly the harmony between the two. It reminded me of many myths and fairy tales, particularly the Little Mermaid, the Beauty and the Beast and many Greek myths as well. The romance is adorable. I’ve never read a love story between a faun and a human girl before. It reminded me of Narnia in some ways as well. Berka, the main heroine, is a well-developed character, very wise for her age, and her stubbornness made me laugh at times. I liked the other characters too, particularly the faun, the centaur healer and the antagonist Vibius, mainly for his vulnerability. I can’t wait to read more books by this talented author. She always manages to surprise me with something new and challenging.