The Goddess Within is a fantasy novel set in 16th century Italy. Raised by her hermit father in the wild, secluded from human society, Berka grows into womanhood. At the dawn of her fifteenth summer she meets a faun, a being from a different realm. The two are instantly drawn to each other, but their secret meetings are soon disturbed by the arrival of a group of bandits.
The threat intensifies when the group’s leader establishes an alliance with spirits from the shadowlands. Berka’s father comes up with an escape plan, but hesitant to leave the land she loves, she realizes she must find a way to face the inevitable peril.
Berka soon learns her true origins and understands why she is so drawn to the otherworld. In this journey of self-discovery, Berka learns to embrace the powerful aspects of her divine feminine as well as the inseparable bond with the masculine.
A powerful read for young women who wish to understand their True Nature. Readers: Adult and suitable for YA
Iva Kenaz has appeared as a guest on Ayn Cates Sullivan's "Wisdom of the Ages podcast". We speak about her new novel, the Goddess Within (a must read for all magical women 15 ages and over). We explore the wisdom of trees, runes, ancient symbols, and how we can realign with the natural world. It's a
truly magical show.
The author has a real lyrical tone to her writing and it is beautiful and soothing to read. It’s a refreshing take on a genre that has become too modern and twisty for its own good. What I enjoyed most though is the development of the characters, particularly our lead Berka. There are so many layers to the book that I couldn’t begin to describe them. Nor would I want to spoil such a rich and unusual reading experience. Not to be missed!
What a wonderful story. It reads like a fantasy tale with its colourful and varied characters…. Not merely a fairy tale… but deeper understanding of human life and its purposes are all touched upon. I really enjoyed this amazing world and its characters. Berka also embarks on a road to self-discovery. She learns to embrace the powerful aspects of her divine feminine as well as the inseparable bond to the masculine.
Loved so much the book, all the teachings, beautifully integrated in the story. My new favourite writer, Iva Kenaz!! Thank you for this book
We are happy to announce that Iva Kenaz’s otherworldly romance, The Goddess Within, has been given the GOLD AWARD for Visionary Fiction by Reader’s Favorite
Size: 9"X7" Portrait
[ Hardcover - 978-1947925274 ]
[ Softcover - 978-1947925281 ]
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