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Monday, February 5, 2007

Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Leavitt

This was a good story, well done, interesting..and certainly a different take.


I mean, really, falling in love with Death? After cheating him out of not one, not two, but 3 extra days of life? And exacting a promise to let you live if you just complete one task?

But I suppose the idea is that one should always be true to one self, and committ selfless acts. That I get. I can see my artsy, in love with the idea of love kids falling for this book. It's got the historical feel and romance-y thing going on big.

From the publisher's blurb...

Martine Leavitt offers a spellbinding story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance. Keturah follows a legendary hart into the king's forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near. Little does she know that he is a young, handsome lord, melancholy and stern. Renowned for her storytelling, Keturah is able to charm Lord Death with a story and thereby gain a reprieve -- but only for twenty-four hours. She must find her one true love within that time, or all is lost. Keturah searches desperately while the village prepares for an unexpected visit from the king, and Keturah is thrust into a prominent role as mysterious happenings alarm her friends and neighbors. Lord Death's presence hovers over all until Keturah confronts him one last time in the harrowing climax.

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