||Women & Children First
Burns reads from her book. When Janaia, oldest daughter of King David of Judah, is secretly initiated into the art and magic of writing, she finds she must master the sublime powers and visions that come with this new kind of knowledge. From the caves of Judah to the glories of Solomonís Temple, Janaia discovers through heartbreak and sacrifice that the knowledge of good and evil brings with it both frightening powers and jubilant freedom. In her quick-paced debut novel, Chicago native Burns has crafted a tale that will appeal to fans of the feminist historical fantasies of Starhawk, Jane Auel, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.