The Willing Spirit
Hari, a remarkably well-set-up young lad, has spent his entire life in a small village with his pious widowed mother, and the purity of his soul is largely uncorrupted by worldly sophistication. But now, poised on the brink of manhood, he feels himself moved by strange new urgings - urgings that will lead him far from the quiet life he has known.
Though these stirrings are unfamiliar to him, virtuous Hari recognizes them for what they are: a hunger for spiritual enlightenment. As so many have before, he sets his feet upon the pilgrim's path, becoming a wanderer in search of true wisdom.
But who can know the ways of the Gods, or foretell the twists of fortune? Unbeknownst to Hari, his quest has become the subject of a wager between two immortals: Mohini, a pulchritudinous Apsara; and the vilely demonic Ravana, who lusts after her.
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THE WILLING SPIRITUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
New collaboration from Anthony (Yon Ill Wind, p. 1110) and Tella (Sundered Soul, not reviewed)—though the latter "did most of the work." In a fantasy India, the young, naive Brahmin Ilari sets off on ... Read full review
The willing spiritUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The goddess Mohini wants romance and peace, while the male god Ravana wants sex and violence. To stop his incessant sexual advances, Mohini proposes a game. Hari is their unwitting human pawn. If ... Read full review