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Title: Goddess of the North
Author: Georgina Kamsika
Publisher: REUTS Publications
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Mystery
Publication Date: August 4th 2020
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You are not responsible to solve everything.-Nem
Goddess of the North Synopsis
Detective Inspector Sara Nayar is a goddess. Literally. A Hindu goddess accidentally brought to England during Queen Victoria’s reign. Working now as a police detective, Sara survives on humanity’s innate faith in law and order.
Sheffield is a city of many gods, however, and when Sara witnesses a murder, she knows the perpetrator is divine. As a goddess of order, she must solve the crime before the god can kill again, but thousands of years living as a human has left her spiritually weak.
Vulnerable in ways she hasn’t felt since leaving India, Sara fights to balance her mortal and immortal lives as the murders around her escalate. And with tensions amongst her fellow divinity on the rise, Sara is running out of time. If she can’t restore order, find balance in the chaos, the city itself might pay the price.
Set in a vividly realised Northern city, where gods coexist with a balance of faith, Goddess of the North is a page-turning urban fantasy steeped in multicultural mythology. A murder mystery at heart, it’s an exploration of identity, love, faith, and the transformative powers of self-acceptance.
Goddess of the North Review
It has been some time since I read this novel. TBH time got away from me in November (hello busiest season of the year). That being said Goddess of the North was a great read. It paints a complicated, magical world that mixes faiths, cultures, and a little murder mystery.
Sara, a Hindu goddess, lives and works in the human world as a police officer. She likes her neat little life, where she can let go of the godly world and just focus on bringing some order to the human world. When a murder brings these two worlds together, mixing them in many unexpected ways, Sara is forced to combat what she has been avoiding in the godly realms and things she didn’t know she was avoiding in the human realm…
Georgina does a wonderful job painting a world where the Gods walk among us. She has gracefully brought so many gods and cultures together and represented so many things in this novel. If you like police procedurals with a mix of mythology, then this book is for you!
A special thank you goes out to REUTS Publishers, & NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book for review!
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About Georgina Kamsika
Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to British Asian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and South Asian features.
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