Publisher submission in exchange for an honest review.
July 1, 2011
Icie was the chief's daughter, princess of the Seneca Indian tribe. Her duty was to marry the chief of the Cayuga tribe to form a union between the two tribes. She had come to terms with the fact that she would be locked into a loveless marriage for the sake of her people, but she had no idea it would be to such a cruel and dishonorable man. Backed into a corner, Icie felt her only option for a future was to run. Luckily for the princess Himeros had other plans for her future.
Icie, a Seneca princess must marry the chief of another tribe, but runs from her duty when she realizes her intended doesn't have honorable intentions. Then things go a little haywire when the gods step in.
Unfortunately, I just didn't feel this story. I was involved in the beginning, and then simply fell out of the story when the time-travel element kicked in. My problem, I feel, is such limited space (the story is only 15,000 words) doesn't do justice to complicated themes. Short novellas have to have a get-in-and-get-out approach to story development. Take a simple theme and work it. (That's just my personal opinion, however.) There was too much going on and not enough space to explain it. I have no idea why Greek gods popped in briefly. Icie barely reacts to suddenly being in a future filled with things she's never seen. I don't know why she and the hero connected. I'm sorry to say that, when I finished reading, I simply felt that the story fell victim to too big a vision on too narrow a canvas.