Synopses & Reviews
A Fairytale for Adults.
Princess. Goddess. Whore. The story of how the Goddess of
Wisdom became wise.
Seduced by the Emperor of Diamonds, Sophia follows her beloved into
a dream. Lost in the desert, she begins her adventure in The Land of
Impermanence. From palace harem to street brothel, Sophia must live by
her wits as she encounters soothsayers, lecherous gatekeepers and warmongering
desert tribes, fleeing the ruthless Emperor to find her way
home before he finds her.
A retelling of the ancient Gnostic myth, Pistis Sophia, for the
modern heart - and what one woman is prepared to risk to discover her
authentic self. Banished from the Bible in the 4th century, SOPHIA'S
TALE gives Sophia back her voice.
'Beautifully and imaginatively written and resonating deeply in the realms
of allegory, Sarah Walton takes us on Sophia's fascinating journey of
adventure, magic, sex, survival, personal resourcefulness and hard-won
wisdom as she pursues her elusive dream in the Land of Impermanence.'
Philip Ayckbourn, Playwright
"Exquisitely written, Sophia's Tale crosses the disciplines of literature,
depth psychology and mysticism. Abused and abandoned Sophia recovers
her soul and becomes the source of wisdom that was her birthright."
Dr Alan Mulhern, Jungian Analyst & Author
'This is a tale of compassion and cruelty, community and betrayal, love and
abuse, promise and disillusion. Tread in Sophia's footsteps and learn what
she learned. I assure you, you will not find this a comfortable read; but
then, as Blake reminds us, wisdom is not bought with a dance in the street.'
Adrian Bott, Novelist