Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book
This is the tale of a love that shattered a world, between a woman destined to be queen and the young man who stole her heart with the magic of his music. Rahike was Young Mistress of Naramethe, an exotic land of spine and wine where women ruled and men lived at their pleasure. Mairilek was a humble potter, beautiful and graceful and strong, who defied custom to play the music forbidden to men, and loosed the power of the ancient sleeping gods upon the earth.
Used availability for Joy Chant's When Voiha Wakes
January 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
December 1983 : USA Paperback
October 1983 : UK Paperback