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By Deborah Biancotti Cat Sparks Kaaron Warren K.V. Taylor Amanda Pillar | Comments: ( 471 ) | Date: ( Oct 22, 2019 )

This novella collection is powerful, sexy and very, very deadly The Five Loves of Ishtar Kaaron Warren Follow the path that the goddess Ishtar takes through the eyes of her most devoted worshippers, her washerwomen Sharokin, Atur, Ninlil, Shamiran, Ninevah and Ashurina share in their goddess loves, losses and triumphs, as kingdoms rise and fall in the Land of Rivers.This novella collection is powerful, sexy and very, very deadly The Five Loves of Ishtar Kaaron Warren Follow the path that the goddess Ishtar takes through the eyes of her most devoted worshippers, her washerwomen Sharokin, Atur, Ninlil, Shamiran, Ninevah and Ashurina share in their goddess loves, losses and triumphs, as kingdoms rise and fall in the Land of Rivers And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living Deborah Biancotti In modern day Sydney, male prostitutes are dying Their bones have turned to paste and their bodies are jelly As Detective Adrienne Garner investigates the deaths, she finds rumours of strange cults and old gods whose powers threaten her city and, ultimately, her world The Sleeping and the Dead Cat Sparks Dr Anna remembers little of her life before the war, merely traces of the man she used to love When three desperate travellers rekindle slumbering memories, she begins a search that takes her to Hell and beyond A search for love and, ultimately, enlightenment.


  • Title: Ishtar
  • Author: Deborah Biancotti Cat Sparks Kaaron Warren K.V. Taylor Amanda Pillar
  • ISBN: 9789186865016
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Deborah Biancotti Cat Sparks Kaaron Warren K.V. Taylor Amanda Pillar

Deborah Biancotti is co author of the ZEROES series with Scott Westerfeld and Margo Lanagan Her collections BAD POWER and A BOOK OF ENDINGS are available from Twelfth Planet Press and her novella WAKING IN WINTER will be available from PS Publishing in March 2016.She s been nominated for the William L Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Aurealis Ditmar Awards.Deborah lives and writes in inner city Sydney, Australia.



Comments Ishtar

  • Carole Lanham

    Wow, this book is very special and most unusual. Three talented authors take on three different time periods to tell the sweeping tale of the immortal goddess ISHTAR. As a result, readers are treated to three distinctly different tales, each with their own rich, beautiful voice. The book opens with a washerwoman in ancient times, leaps forward to a murder mystery in modern day Australia, and closes with an end of times story that brings everything full circle. I found it to be a highly mesmerizi [...]


  • KV Taylor

    I was lucky enough to work as an editor on this project. Gotta love a goddess, man, but especially this one.


  • Alexandra

    (Disclaimer: I know all three of these authors. Not that that would stop me from being dispassionate, of course)This is a set of three novellas, set in very distinct times, about the goddess Ishtar. Despite having the same theoretical focus, the three vary greatly in tone, style and actual focus. There are, nonetheless, a couple of clear threads that link them. The first is, of course, Ishtar herself. This is no Botticelli-esque Venus, no whimsical romanticised Aphrodite; all three authors prese [...]


  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald

    Having an interest in mythology but next to no knowledge of Ishtar herself, I picked up this anthology on a whim at a speculative fiction convention in the distant past. It trends a bit more towards horror than I would usually read--unsurprising, given the authors--but it remained within my tolerance.As the description makes clear, Ishtar is a collection of three novellas that tell the story of the goddess at different points in time. Kaaron Warren kicks off the anthology, showing Ishtar at the [...]


  • Mark Webb

    This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge. All my AWWC reviews can be found here.Ishtar is a collection of three novellas, each dealing with the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and sex Ishtar. The book is cleverly put together, with each novella putting the Ishtar character in very different time settings (one in the ancient past, one in contemporary times and one in a dystopian future). This, combined with radi [...]


  • S.B. Wright

    Ishtar is a collection of novella’s written by three of Australia’s top female speculative fiction writers. Indeed, the collection itself has been nominated for both an Aurealis and a Ditmar, and the individual novellas have picked up nominations in both awards as well.Published by Gilgamesh press 1. for the rather paltry sum of $5.95 in ebook form, it’s well worth the money.The TalesThe stories in Ishtar, as the title suggests, centre on the Assyrian Goddess Ishtar, goddess of fertility, [...]


  • Tsana Dolichva

    Ishtar, edited by Amanda Pillar and KV Taylor, is a collection of three novellas about the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love and war, Ishtar. The three novellas cover the past, the present and the future and together tell an overarching story of Ishtar's trail through thousands of years of humanity. Overall, I was impressed at how well the three novellas hung together and told a cohesive overarching story."The Five Loves of Ishtar" by Kaaron Warren is a story spanning thousands of years in [...]


  • Dave Versace

    Ishtar is an anthology of three linked novellas from Gilgamesh Press (edited by Amanda Pillar and KV Taylor) about the Babylonian goddess of love and war. The stories, each by a different Australian author, tells a tale of the goddess in a different time period - the ancient world, the modern day, the near future.Kaaron Warren's "The Five Loves of Ishtar" is a sumptuous recounting of Ishtar's mythic origins in Mesopotamia, told through the eyes of generation after generation of the washerwomen w [...]


  • Brittney

    Ishtar by Cat Sparks, a novella collection including works by the title author and two others, Kaaron Warren and Deborah Biancotti, is a very enjoyable collection of stories.Each story has its own touch of charm, intrigue and excitement.Kaaron Warren's "The Five Loves of Ishtar" is told through the eyes of her female servants, following generations of the same family of women that worked closely with the goddess. We see Ishtar’s passion and desire as well as her anger and fickle nature as she [...]


  • David

    A very enjoyable horror triptych from three talented writers, retelling and continuing the story of Ishtar, ancient middle-eastern goddess of love and war.The first novella, by Warren, is the retelling part (and my favourite). This story is a pageant of vivid imagery (some researched, some borrowed, and some wickedly imagined). The form taken is somewhat that of a feminist revision, except Ishtar never overcomes the conflict in her nature. She remains a mercurial and often capricious delight.The [...]


  • Nathan

    This book comprises 3 novellas set in the past (K Warren), present (D Biancotti) and future (C Sparks), which are all based on the mythology of Ishtar. I claim no familiarity with this mythology, although certain consistent themes emerge from each of the stories. While I appreciated the stylistic approach adopted by Warren, and the gritty noir voice of Biancotti's novella, it was Sparks' post-apocalyptic story that nudged my rating into 4 star territory.


  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)

    Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team. To be safe, I won't be recording my review here until after the AA are over.I really loved Deb's story in this.


  • Tehani

    Wow. I'd heard great things about this collection, so had high expectations and they were not disappointed. Three incredible, dark, fascinating interlinked stories, and I adored every one. Beautiful stuff!


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