Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Troubadour's Testament by James Cowan

This is a journey of an anonymous author trying to find the truth about a death roll that was written by a poet named Marcebeau and others. The author had to travel all over to figure out what the meaning lay behind the poems and what made the romance happen between Marcebeau and his lover as well as how it ended. It ends up taking him through many places. But will he be able to find the answers he is looking for.

Mr. Cowan is an intense author who truly gets you to ask questions. I really enjoyed all the poetry involved in this work. This was a book that looked for the true meaning in the ordinary.

The anonymous author has to come to grips with not being able to get the answers he wanted.

This is a difficult book to write about. So much is an inner journey and one that is certainly well done. I have to say I enjoyed the book and I would like to read more by this author.

James Cowan/New Author/ Adult Fiction/ 198 pages/ 4 out of 5

Two more review books and then one of my own again. :)


Liz said...

I've found a trilogy of books that, while in the legal suspense genre, also asks more of its readers by asking deeper questions about love and life. It's The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary E. Martin, and the main character, lawyer Harry Jenkins, will stay with you long after you're done reading the books. Just about everyone will be able to identify with his honesty and integrity and his desire to do the right thing. Author Martin, through Harry, asks questions that aren't typical for a legal thriller kind of book, questions like, does money have anything to do with happiness? How much money do you need to be happy? What's love? Can you forgive long-ago wrongs?

And the plots of the three books are great, too, with intricate plots and a fast pace. These are books you'll enjoy on several different levels.

Lover of Books said...

Good to know. I'll have to write this one down. :)