Passion Play by Beth Bernobich. Jul. 24th, at PM. quippe. The Blurb On The Back: Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent. Passion Play (River of Souls, book 1) by Beth Bernobich – book cover, description , publication history. When I first read the blurb for Passion Play, Beth Bernobich’s debut novel released last Tuesday, I was intrigued. I’d read some glowing praise.

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Instead of the typical “poor little rich girl makes her escape with the aid of many selfless and noble friends” Bernobich went with the more honest, and quite frankly bermobich, “poor little rich girl gets slapped in the face with reality.

Gaurded, clever and quick to judgments, he’s also a paranoid man with good reason to fret for his life.

Ilse has learned that for a young woman of What bothered me more was the underlying thread that suggested that homosexual love should be pushed aside in favor of heterosexual love, even when in this case children are not possible in either relationship.

But at plag juncture, one book into a trilogy, the protagonist proves to be someone sitting very much on the outside of all bernoboch major events.

She is able to join a caravan and changes her name to Ilse. Although I don’t know how Tor or the author could have put in a warning without giving things away.

I’m not expressing this well, but I don’t want to put a bunch of spoilers in here, so lets just say that I think she’s a very strong character.

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Beth Bernobich (Author of Passion Play)

Therez looks forward to traveling to Duenne in the spring. Second, the love interest: Recent Tweets RT fantasycafe: Not only killed, but his throat burst, in effect silencing him.

The characters did not grow because of it, and the ending rushed to fit everything in. I get that he is supposed to be very verbally abusive of the family, and I’m not discounting that that is bernobjch harmful, but I feel that this part of the plot is very lacking. Benni Amato February 9, Leave a comment. Only the plaj intrigue kept me interested. The title is a little misleading I think though.

Or sometimes, one or the other is the main thing, so you might have a book that’s all plot, e.

Passion Play

I was a little hesitant to give this a full five star rating because it’s something I don’t give out lightly, but when it came down too it I just enjoyed it way to much to give it a mere four. Plya connected with her pretty quickly thanks to the fact that the story starts off right before passjon gets kick started. I liked the main character, she is a very strong person and not in a She-Ra warrior woman way.

Passion Play was not a plah book, and it did seem to be setting the stage for future volumes in the series since there was not a lot of forward momentum in the story. This is the best I can do for you at this moment. This was exactly the book I was in the mood for.

Passion Play – Beth Bernobich – Google Books

This was regrettably the first book I finished inand it was a toss up between this one and the final Dexter novel as the first review of the year. I also wasn’t interested in reading the rape scenes early in the book although they were c I found this a frustrating read. The relationship itself is a bit weird and towards the end, I felt unsatisfied at were the relationship was at.


I’ve known Beth online for a number of years, and while I knew she was a good writer I’d read short stories My final issue is with the maps in the front of the book. But none of it happened until the latter half of the book. Where was the passion between Ilse and Raul?

Even though Kosenmark’s former lover was killed after attempting a similar ploy, Therez is determined to leave Raul apparently to prevent herself being captured and killed? Its very rare to see the concepts of past lives and reincarnation handled in such a matter-of-fact way.

It’s referenced several times throughout the book, and I really liked that aspect of the world. We are introduced to Therez Zhalina later Ilsethe daughter of a ply merchant.

There’s always that awkward “oh god but what if I hate it?

Beth Bernobich – Passion Play

There was a TON to work emotionally in that location given the brutality the heroine faced, and what she would think of sex after such an experience being exploited. Refresh and try again. If, under scrutiny, even a fragment of it breaks down, then the entire lie is exposed. I enjoyed the heroine for the most part.