Nomination number eleven is The Last Cordate by Alison Pickrell (OakTara).
Adult Christian fantasy
In the beginning the race of beings called datta reveled in their world, their gifts, and made Da-Dat-Shee, the three-hearted God, the center of their lives…until they turned inward, seeking their own pleasure.
In an attempt to right the wrongs, every ten years they chose a Cordate among their younglings to carry Grief from the planet. But the evil Necrose stopped the Cordates before they could accomplish their mission.
Now Talasa begins her journey as Cordate. She’s convinced that the glorious age of Diapason awaits. Yet, are the people ready to receive this news? With Necrose lurking, the journey will be perilous indeed…
What others are saying:
The Last Cordate builds an amazing and imaginative world that flows delightfully into an exciting adventure. This adventure expands on many levels and gives true life to a time and place that is like a dream. You will want to add this novel to your library just to savor this very unique experience.
– L. D. Alford, review at Amazon
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