Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Like Mayflies in a Stream by Shauna S. Roberts Interview and Giveaway at Linda Weaver Clarke's Blog
This week you can wander on over to Linda Weaver Clarke's blog to read an interview with Shauna S. Roberts, author of Like Mayflies in a Stream.
"In the great city of Uruk, there is no peace when Gilgamesh is restless, and he is never at rest. Shamhat, a priestess of Inanna, goes into the wilderness to find and civilize a match for Uruk's violently active God-King. Like Mayflies in a Stream brings new life to the Epic of Gilgamesh, diving into one of the earliest conflicts between civilization and wilderness, civic order and freedom, romance and sexuality."
Read the Reviews!
"The great achievement here is to imagine what might have happened inside the story of Gilgamesh to make things occur the way the epic tells it. The result in an exciting and very human story, set in a fascinating time and place—the dawn of civilization—all brought expertly to life."
—Kim Stanley Robinson, winner of Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards
"I have to honestly say I haven't enjoyed a book so much in years! I felt I was 'there' in Sumer, living the story along with Shamhat and Enkidu, Zaidu and Gilgamesh. For me, it was a slice of Sumerian life—a totally fascinating, engrossing, and absorbing story with human touches and a delicious, subtle humor. Other adjectives that come to mind: graceful, lyrical writing; unusual; unique."
—Lynna Banning, author of 15 historical romance novels
"Crisp writing and fascinating characters make Like Mayflies in a Stream a compelling read. Shauna Roberts depicts ancient Sumer in such believable detail that you can practically hear the rushing of the Euphrates and feel the hot desert air on your skin."
—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author of Regency romance novels
You can find out more about the author and her work by visiting her website.
If this sounds like a book you would like to add to your library, stop by Linda Weaver Clarke's blog where you can read Linda's interview with Shauna, and enter for your chance to win a copy of Like Mayflies in a Stream.
This giveaway ends on June 7th and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.