Chasing Cloud: A Tarxian Novel

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: David M. Smith
  • Publication Date: 24/11/2016
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781911320227

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Chasing Cloud is set in about 2500 BC in Copper Age Malta. The protagonist, Lamaxe, is the priest at the Tarxian temple. He has devoted his life to the ‘Fat Lady’, a fertility goddess, and has spent many years learning the temple rituals and theology. A young female sculptor then disrupts his somewhat perfect life.

Lamaxe finds himself responsible for trying to find a young girl he knew from his childhood after she unexpectedly disappears. Meanwhile, the young sculptor, who he first met last Spring, now needs his help to obtain a copper idol for one of her carvings.

Lamaxe finds himself embroiled in two exciting and dangerous adventures. Can he complete both of these quests?

2 reviews for Chasing Cloud: A Tarxian Novel

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I was dubious about the setting but it was a very pleasant surprise to find that the absence of a pre-conceived idea of the society in which the people operate added to the enjoyment of the book. One does not read a whodunit to make one think, usually, but this book does and I thoroughly recommend it.
    The plot is good and the characters are well drawn and, even without the thought-provoking element, it is a good read.
    The author is clear that Malta in 2500BC is his own invention but that offers you the chance to make your own pictures and suppositions. I am still reviewing the impressions I formed – it is rather like the finish of a good wine, it continues to delight.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Atlantean Publishing – Amazon

    Smith has produced a fine novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, mysteries and, quite probably, fantasy fans in search of something a bit different, although it is relentlessly mundane in nature. It has an accessible ‘young adult’ feel to it, without compromising on the setting.

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