Sanjukta and the Box of Souls

Reading urban fantasy is in danger of becoming a chore – right up until this appeared on my desk. It’s a wonderful book. No vampires, werewolves or fairies as such but Native American myths woven into a story which is almost Erin Brockovich.
There’s a part of me that doesn’t want to describe too closely what happens because it would be lovely to let the story unfold as you read it but as a reviewer I’m supposed to give you a heads-up. Here’s the basics – young American Indian woman becomes a lawyer to help defend her people after her mother is murdered and she is raised in the tradition of the tribe. The man who murdered her mother frees a great evil which can only be stopped by the purity of Sanjukta’s soul and relies on her being able to see the good in the darkest of people around her. It’s a love story, an urban fantasy story and a tale which should become a part of worldwide myths and legends. The love story is not your usual boy meets girl – it’s bigger than that, the microcosm and the macrocosm weaving through the narrative very well.
This is a genuine cross-over between young adult and adult.

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