In the story so far I really like the order of Mary M. and I love that they live in Italy. My favorite part of Dune was the character/characters of the reverand mother and that order of priestesses and how they had been traveling around for centuries and setting up the religous myths.
This story has that same mysterious pull making you want to read more about the priestess and the child. This is getting good.
At the very beginning of the book I was a little put off. The story started out slow and didn't present a story right a way. I stuck with it and read the following reviews and became more interested in the book each day. I've become very curious about the little girl. And the idea of a religous organization caring for her adds to the curiosity of the book. I'm planning of checking out this book from the library. We'll see if I recommend it to my wife after I read it.