Monday, August 1, 2016

"Book of Lilith" by P. K. Tyler

Book of Lilith
by P. K. Tyler

P. K. Tyler has just released her stand-alone short Book of Lilith, which was originally published as part of the anthology Mosaics Volume 1. You can read my review below. 
More books and stories by this author: White Chalk (read my blog post), Dead Girl (read my blog post), Heaven's Vault (read my blog post), Alt. History 101 (read my blog post), UnCommon Bodies (read my blog post), Mosaics Volume 2 (read my blog post), CLONES: The Anthology (read my blog post), and UnCommon Origins (read my blog post).

In the Garden of Eden first there was man and woman, then there was Eve. What happened to Adam's first wife? Why has she been written out of history? This is her story.
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"A well researched and exquisite retelling of one the oldest apocrypha. This well paced allegory, told in stunning lyrical prose, is apropos of today's society and in the vein of the original tone of the ancient texts. I recommend this story." ~ Daniel Arthur Smith
"Tyler has a facility with words that build a picture, dot by dot, leading readers to look at situations, people and even their own beliefs in a new way. I love her writing, and am endlessly surprised, often confused but always entertained by the thoughts she germinates in each new release. Whether you know her writing, or are searching for a new author to discover and add to your shelf – this is a great introduction." ~ Gaele
"This book is ... amazing ... short and to the point, it tells the story Adam and Lilith from Lilith's point of view. You feel Lilith's frustration, her anger and her anguish as the story unfolds. I read it twice and each time gleaned additional insights. P.K. Tyler is an amazing author, and I would recommend this story to anyone who questions the status quo, the correct 'history' of 'things as they are'. Amazing!" ~ Mary Brannian
"This is an interesting take on Lilith's story. I liked it. As far as short stories go this one is just perfect. A complete story, which will suck you in. It was difficult to put down once I started reading." ~ Fizza Younis
"P K Tyler is one of the most profound spec fictions authors. Each story from her is a joy to read. In Book of Lilith, Tyler raises questions of what it means to be a woman, feminine, the other half (is she really just the half?) and turns all assumptions on their head. I won't give away more. Suffice to say, this gorgeous story is a must read." ~ Book Fan

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Lilith was created at the same time as Adam, yet their creator treats Adam as his favorite. And, when Lilith questions male authority, she is banished.
This biblical fable recounts the favoritism given to the male of the species since the very dawn of humanity. A simple - and perhaps unintentional - act of unfairness produces a chain of events that leads to the fall of mankind. The author provides some thought-provoking insights into the beginnings of sexual discrimination and the foundations of feminism.
This is a stark and brutal cautionary tale for all times.

About the Author
P. K. Tyler is the author of Speculative Fiction and other Genre Bending novels. She's also published works as Pavarti K. Tyler and had projects appear on the USA Today Bestseller's List.
Pav attended Smith College and graduated with a degree in Theatre. She lived in New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off-Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry for several international law firms.
Now located in Baltimore, Maryland, she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not penning science fiction books and other speculative fiction novels, she twists her mind by writing horror and erotica.