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Garden of Salt 2 books. Now a new movement has taken grip, denying the gods are masters and thrusting the world into chaos. Young Humility Garden's only dream is to escape her squalid homeland. But the prophets envision a future that holds much more. She is about to embark on a journey that will Her destiny was among the gods.
She is about to embark on a journey that will teach her the secretive ways of the ghostiers, the language of the gods, and the power of eternal love. Amid countless enemies, in a wondrous realm of divine beauty and ruthless politics, Humility discovers that her fate and the fate of Salt are inextricably intertwined, and that together they may rise to new heights - or fall into the bitterest depths Paperback , pages.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 17, Magadored wants to extrude your face normals rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'd need to read this book again to properly review it but I wanted to put somethings down here in response to some of the criticisms about this book.
I read this book when I was about 13, I think. Right around that age where you lose your innocence. I was beginning to understand what sexuality was and how much it was worth to other people. The idea that sexuality, especially youthful sexuality, is fetishized by society. That sounds cynical for 13, but I was beginning to model and not enjoying th I'd need to read this book again to properly review it but I wanted to put somethings down here in response to some of the criticisms about this book.
That sounds cynical for 13, but I was beginning to model and not enjoying the experience very much -- something that conflicted enormously with the messages I was getting about how wonderful it was supposed be and why I was doing it in the first place.
I was a pretty confused kid. Anyway, I read this book and Humility's personal story resonated deeply with me. That success being his good looks, which she obviously has nothing to do with, but is allowed to come on the basis of their very complicated relationship that wavers between charity, friendship, and obligation. She is then thrust into this very adult world of which she has no understanding, where she is taught to be something like a courtesan but without the sex.
An object of sexual desire, but at the same time chaste. And none of this is actually intended for her, but for her cousin. She is allowed to participate because the pantomime amuses the courtiers. She is a pig in lipstick, a joke. Despite that, she excels in all the arts, and finds the whole thing exhilarating, and why not?
Even if she can't be one of the chosen ones, she feels privileged to even be able to pretend to be part of a world where they are constantly told they are special. This is all until the more sinister and WTF aspects of the story take over and we learn the purpose of all this training.
See, the courtesans don't serve men; they serve the gods. And the gods have found a way to crystallize those feelings of burgeoning sexuality and preserve them for others in the form of ghosts. On the night of their deflowering, you kill your chosen one at the height of their desire, pain, grief -- whichever flavor piques your interest -- and perform a small ceremony to trap something like their soul in a statue made of something like ice. The ghosts are then painted, to further bring out the emotionality of the piece, and then anyone can vicariously feel what the deceased felt just before they were killed simply by standing near it.
The fact that they are young and beautiful makes it all the sweeter. Yes, uber fucked up. They take what they profess to admire and thoroughly desecrate it, in the name of the basest form of art -- and all this is treated as a matter of course.