The River and the Ravages (Paperback)
Little Crow Publishing, 9780648071402, 366pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2017
When do you risk everything for love?
Aaliya Reiner is made of strong stuff. But when her mother passes on, she seems to lose her grip on life. Things don't seem to get better with her sister, Maddalena, who's estranged and enjoying the benefits that come in a marriage of power and opulence.
Aaliya takes refuge in a passionate and hidden love affair, hoping to fill the void left by her mother's death.
But desire can be deadly and the kingdom of Traegos is becoming a dangerous place. When the dark storm of politics and power begins to blow, choice and chance collide leaving Aaliya with only one option left to survive.
The River and the Ravages is a gripping story of identity and freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love.
For mature readers only.
'Written in very clear and beautiful prose, JM Lawler's novel is both inspiring and entertaining. This is one of the finest books I have read on women's issues, a book with characters that are real.'