Mayatte's Catharsis : A Feathered Serpent Reborn By Jack E. Mohr - Book Review

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

image showing black sand in the background and the book cover and quote from Mayatte's Catharsis : A Feathered Serpent Reborn By Jack E. Mohr

The mythical Island of Mayatte was never meant to be discovered by anyone, and its natives are about to find out why.

When a ship of foreigners crashes along the coast, everyone but Naña is wary of their inexplicable arrival. While others are suspicious and fearful, Naña is curious and even helpful, especially when one of the outsiders becomes gravely ill. But her goodwill might be a fatal flaw that puts the entire island in jeopardy. - Goodreads

*I received a free eARC of this book. All opinions are my own.

The fantasy novella Mayatte's Catharsis introduces us to a new, intriguing, but underdeveloped world. The writing is beautiful, and I love the small glimpse we get of Mayatte. Despite how good it is, the book feels incomplete. All the elements of a 5-star read are here. It just needs to be fleshed out more. The pacing felt a little rushed, and I found the ending unsatisfying. It would be fantastic if the novella were expanded into a full novel. I'm curious about the island's inhabitants, and I'm intrigued about what happens next.  The novella contains great potential for further exploration, and I think the idea would be well served with more detail and context.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5

Should you read it?

I think this is perfect if you love fantasy and need something quick to read. 

Book & Author Information: Goodreads

Published: December 12, 2022

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