Sunday, February 03, 2013
The Tea Goddess
Fiction 156 pages
Fringe Majority LLC. 2010
Kai and Ceire died before revealing their secret. A generation later, the Tea Goddess sends Remy a book—a book that profoundly affects his future. Soon he’s running for his life without knowing why.
Soon he’ll learn about his karmic debt and will need to repay it. But in order to do that, he’ll need to survive.
In this brief novel, few words are wasted. It takes off like a shot and races to its conclusion with just enough character development and world creation to make it believable. Personal dilemmas and violent action keep the tension high until the end. That end brings peace to several of the characters, but torment to another.
The book length of 156 pages is somewhat misleading since there’s a lot of white space throughout (I read the Kindle edition). Although not necessary, readers will take a bit more from this book if they have some familiarity with Chinese Buddhism.
Dave worked domestically in the sewn goods industry, before he became a buyer in Taiwan. He subsequently worked as a mental health clinician, technical writer, computer technician, and graphic designer.
His freelance services include conversion of manuscripts into eBooks, photo retouching, book design and illustration,