The Obsidian Mirror by K.D Keenan

The Obsidian MirrorThe Obsidian Mirror by K.D. Keenan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Obsidian Mirror is a fantasy surrounding Native American mythology and mixing it with modern day environmental issues. Sierra Carter has just been fired from her job in PR at Black Diamond a company who make silicon conductors.

She then finds herself chosen by mythical Gods to help save the planet. Given magical feathers, a guide called Chaco who can morph into a coyote and befriended by a creature called a Mannegishi, Sierra is taken to meet an ancient God known as Quetzalcoatl. He sends her on a mission to wipe out the evil that Black Diamond is spreading around the world.

I enjoyed learning about the Native American mythology and the healers who helped Sierra. In places the book slowed with the environmental issues and domestic scenes too much for me. Chaco and Fred were well written characters as was Mama Labadie, but I didn’t always feel a connection to Sierra’s character.

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 34

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

December 7th – I’m reading Rise of A Phoenix by P Syron-Jones a very good action thriller. Will post my review soon.

December 8th – My morning helping at school.

December 9th – Took a huge car load of books and clothes to the local charity shop. It was a good clear out for me before Christmas and hopefully the charity shop will benefit too.

December 10th – Just finished reading The Museum of Fractured Lives by Sally Jenkins, a quick read with a very interesting museum theme. Posted a letter and picked up lots of litter.

December 11th – Today I’m reading The Obsidian Mirror by K.D Keenan with some interesting Native American mythology. Posting review later.

December 12th – Helping with the book launch for Curse Of The Wind by Charles Yallowitz.

December 13th – Barb Taub has a book deal going on with profits going to two good animal rescue causes, see my blog post about it all.