Welcome to Day 9 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope you enjoy:
~ A lovely community of bloggers.
~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile.
~ Something short and different about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).
~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more tour sites, the more entries!
Day 9, here we go!
Harmony Kent’s Blog: Dissonance
Harmony has a fascinating backstory as a person, and very active blog with book reviews, new releases, short stories, and poems. She’s also an award-winning author and a member of the team at Story Empire, a place where she shares her writing knowledge for the benefit of other writers.
She writes in multiple genres from fantasy to post-apocalyptic sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, and erotica (to name a few). She also has a couple of anthologies of poetry that I highly recommend: Slices of Soul and Life & Soul. I haven’t read all the books in her long list yet, but I’m working on it.
Here’s my review of her first poetry collection:
Slices of Soul by Harmony Kent
My Review: I picked up this book after learning that the author spent 13 years in a Zen Buddhist Temple. I was curious about how her experiences influenced her poetry. The poems are divided into seven sections beginning with Shaved Head, Short Hair, and Long Hair, representing the journey from the monastery back into modern life.
The ten directions all merge into one
this winding road leads nowhere
and goes straight there
Many of the poems read like koans, statements used for meditation. The poems are simply written and it’s easy to appreciate how they reflect of the author’s journey of change and discovery. Several favorites are Rebirth, Diamonds, Waterfall, and The Alchemist. A lovely collection that I read in less than an hour.