The Bodhisattva of Attika is the story of young Sapphire, daughter of the 999th Emperor-Incarnate of the Imperial Realm. The novel opens with the Imperial “stream” being hacked by a rebel messenger known only as the 100th Monkey. Hopeful and inciting messages sizzle across the dataways, and in them Sapphire suddenly sees a way to save the souls of the Plebs from a spiritually bankrupt technocracy headed by her father. With the help of two interactive AIs—the haloed Fatima Oracle and the six-armed Kali—Sapphire escapes her confinement in the Crystal Quarters of the Sun Towers and sets out on a journey to find this 100th Monkey.
Sapphire must first fulfill a prophecy by waking a pantheon of sleeping goddesses whose voices have been silenced during the reign of a thousand Incarnates. In the long silence, the Fatima Oracle fills the void and controls the minds of the people with the Imperial Ruling Thought, an inflexible standard of right and wrong, while the goddesses’ voices remain absent. Any attempts to invoke goddess powers have been destabilizing. Only a true and tested Bodhisattva can wake them. Will Sapphire be the one to pass all challenges?
Guided by glowing golden tattoos, Sapphire descends into a seductive Dark Realm where she is confronted by alluring Fetishettes, sensual and dangerous women who embody her latent feminine powers. In her final ordeal, Sapphire must survive betrayal and poisoning by Yari, a bold and confident young Pleb who steals her heart even as he plots to crumble the walls of the Imperial dynasty. But the Imperial Wall—an electrical grid that crackles with power—hides a secret weakness exclusively found in Immaculate women. It is one of the Terrible Secrets that Sapphire will come to know too well as she fights to save the Imperial Realm from itself.
. . . I thoroughly enjoyed it . . . written from the heart and with passion . . . a great story . . . imaginative . . . rich tapestry of seemingly disparate elements . . . combines high-tech programming with ancient deities . . . just amazing . . . characters are true-to-life, readers will either love them or hate them . . . a solid writer with some superb talent . . . good dialogue . . . feels completely natural . . .