Haru has been blessed in his life as well
as cursed by his god Vaal. Haru has lead the life of a
merchant sailor as men are expected to do in his culture, but
when he is unexpectedly granted admittance into a harbor
guarded by another deity things get strange. The inhabitants
of the island view Haru’s entrance into their harbor as an
omen and choose to include him in the ceremony being conducted
to choose the next companion to their earthbound god Intana.
When Haru is chosen for this “honor” that includes burning out
his eyes everyone is scandalized, but Haru is appalled – he
will not be mutilated for beliefs that are not his own.
However, this “honor” places Haru between his own god Vaal and
Intana in their age old struggle for dominance, but will Haru
Haru of Sachoné House is a
wonderful fantasy book. It has intrigue, love, hate, passion
and mysticism in great quantities which will keep you
entertained from start to finish. Haru is wonderful with his
charm, sarcasm, cynicism and wisdom mixed in with a good dose
of boyish mischief. Vaal and Intana are by turns mystifying,
intimidating, fearsome, jealous of Haru and abusive of their
godhood powers. It is interesting to see how Haru manages
these all-powerful beings, weathers their tempers and forges a
workable relationship between all of them. Out of all of
them, Intana was the most perplexing character with his
emotions swinging between love, hate and something else. The
sexual chemistry between the characters was fiery and I look
forward to reading the next book in the series to find out how
the struggle between Haru, Vaal and Intana evolves.
Haru of Sachoné House is a great fantasy tale that
would make a great addition to all fantasy lovers’ libraries.