Author: Gail Carson Levine.
Olus is the young god of winds. He has no play-mates among the immortals, being the only child right now, and he wishes to live with humans. Kezi doesn’t believe in him – she believes in the one God, and she has only a month to live before she is to be sacrificed to him. When she and Olus cross paths their journey will begin, from her belief in Olus’s divinity to his longing for her love, ending only when they have settled their fate, either to be together for eternity or die separated.
Compared to Gail Carson Levine’s excellent track record, this was a great disappointment. The prose was short, simple, and quickly tiresome; the characters were under-developed and under-likable, and trials Olus had to undergo, what ought to have been one of the high-tension parts of the book, were a letdown. Moreover, her theological questioning was odd and strangely weighted.
Sexual content: A kiss. Male slaves wear only loincloths.
Violence: A lamb is sacrificed. Man knocked out by blow to head. Immortal lets itself be ‘sacrificed’.