Item description for The Hienama: A Story of the Sulh (Wraeththu Mythos) by Storm Constantine...
When Jassenah har Sulh arrives in the Wraeththu town of Jesith to train magically with the famous hienama Ysobi, he's unprepared for the effect this har will have on him. Ysobi opens Jassenah's mind to the potential that hara can reach for and in doing so, also opens his heart. Just as it seems Jassenah has achieved his heart's desire, a new student arrives, in the form of Gesaril, a damaged young creature with mysteries lurking in his past. The magic of both the unseen world and that of harish emotions conspire to destroy Jassenah's idyllic life, until he feels he's forced to stoop to equally cruel methods to salvage his happiness. But at what cost? The Hienama is a rich and deeply erotic tale of the Wraeththu, set in the magical land of Alba Sulh. This is not a story of great leaders who affect the destiny of all, but simply that of hara who live on the land and in the wake of human passing are trying to establish communities. They strive to cast off human limitations but sometimes this task proves difficult, especially when it involves matters of the heart, when all the dark anxieties and jealousy of their previous human condition can rise to torment them. This story is the first in a series of Wraeththu novellas planned by Storm Constantine, involving the hermaphrodite race who comes to replace humanity, first explored in her seminal trilogies: The Wraeththu Chronicles and The Wraeththu Histories.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
ISBN 1904853277 ISBN13 9781904853275
Availability 0 units.
More About Storm Constantine
Since "The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit" first appeared in 1987 (and long before that), Storm Constantine's "cauldron" has produced a phantasmagoric array of creative works, everything from her best known piece, the Wraeththu trilogy, to Andrew Collins-inspired works like the Grigori trilogy and "Burying the Shadow," on down to fantastic visions like "Calenture," non-fiction books like "Egyptian Birth Signs," and dozens of short stories. Storm Constantine lives in England.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Hienama: A Story of the Sulh (Wraeththu Mythos)?
melts under the tongue Mar 23, 2007
Constantine's style is liquid sex for your eyeballs. It is a bit steep for such a smallish book - but the prose is so exquisite that this read is enjoyable for more than once.
definitely worth it.
Tantalizing and satisfying Nov 11, 2005
The Hienama is different from the new Wraeththu Histories, but has the original element that is always so satisfying about Storm Constantine's books. As the advertising claims, it's not about larger politics or cosmic events, but about ordinary hara. Only, this has the maturity of the new Histories, with the personal voice that was so alluring about the first trilogy.
Wraeththu is gripping because admist the new evolution into hermaphrodites, in its unique blend of science fiction merging into fantasy, it is at heart about enlightenment. In the middle of politics and war and "greater events," it has always been about rising about the petty concerns and finding spiritual awareness and understanding. The Histories do not lose sight of this, and The Hienama, the story of late-incepted har Jassenah har Suhl whose life in a smalll community in Alba Suhl, brings 'slice of life' to a transcendant level. The characters are beautifully mapped out, their relations with each other are developed and complicated.
The book itself is a joy - the scrolls and illustrations, reminiscent of Art Nouveau, are beautiful.
I was wary at first - novella? common hara? no Cal? but now I'm avidly waiting Storm Constantine's future Wraeththu novellas.
Love's labour lost in the Wraeththu world Apr 26, 2005
In a remote corner of the Wraeththu world, far from the splendid Immanion and the grim Fulminir, a late-incepted har in the country of Alba Sulh comes to the peaceful village of Jesith to be trained by the renowned local Hienama (wraeththu High Priest), Ysobi. From here develops a tale of love (and lovemaking), difficult relationships, misundertandings and disappointements between the hara of Jesith, precipitated by the arrival of a problematical student for Ysobi.A tale of love and thorns, friendships and affections strained and conflicting, a very good piece from Storm Constantine, this time very graphic in describing Wraeththu lovemaking, Aruna. A little, hot masterpiece