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Shaman, Healer, Heretic: Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman Paperback – January 19, 2011
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"Fun & Fast Pasted Story. Had to go get the next & can't wait for the week end!" - Anonymous Reviewer at Barnes & Noble
"The storyline in this book was interesting, and at times I really just couldn't put it down. There were also several twists at the end that I really didn't see coming. Overall, a new and interesting idea, with a well-thought out plot." - Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf
"In the face of an ancient force, Olivia is against the wall and must break all the rules to stop a spiritual beast from conquering our reality. Shaman Healer Heretic is a fast paced read in an original setting, recommended." - Midwest Book Review
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The OLIVIA LAWSON TECHNO-SHAMAN series:
* Shaman, Healer, Heretic
* Shaman, Friend, Enemy
* Shaman, Sister, Sorceress
* Shaman, Priestess, Pawn
* Shaman, Lover, Warrior
The WHITE WORLD series:
Terry adores hearing from readers! You can reach her via terry (at) mterrygreen.com. She does all her own email stunts.
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I learned of this author through the endless sea of tweets drifting across the net. As a fan of Urban fantasy I purchased a copy and I am so glad I did.The plot is well thought out and it is full of twists and turns that will keep you second guessing through out. It's obvious from the start the author put a lot of care into the people, creatures and gods portrayed in the story. Her bio states she was a former archaeologist, it is probably this knowledge that makes the world she creates so real and accurate. My only complaint was that there were a lot of chapters 79 total, I would have prefered there be less chapters but longer in length, but that is just my personal preference. I highly recommend this book.
This is an incredibly original excerpt, and it hooked me almost immediately - the beginning is incredibly shocking and memorable. The image of waking up to find an ethereal spirit in your room playing music and setting off painful blue sparks is immediately burned on the reader's memory is a very visceral way - I'm fairly certain I've never read anything quite like this. Furthermore, I'm incredibly impressed with the pacing and how well details and backstory are doled out over the piece - a great job has been done trusting the reader and not succumbing to the temptation of a major "info-dump" at the beginning.
I really like how the segue from the spirit-in-the-bedroom to life on the daily-shaman-job is so well-done and doesn't feel forced. The shaman job details are at least as interesting as the spirit and it's very hard to pull that off - to move from the magical to the mundane without disappointing the reader by the switch. I love the overall characterization of all the characters, including the ancillary ones at the home of the stricken woman - really everything about this excerpt is extremely insightful and well-done.
I was so thrilled to see that your novel is available in self-published form - I went ahead and bought that now so that I can finish the story. Thank you!
~ Ana Mardoll
But a kachina appearing in her bedroom isn't meant to happen. Soon other things are invading the middleworld and breaking bonds in the underworld. Life on the edge seems almost ready to tip over the edge. And Livvy, led by the curious kachina, might just be a shaman's only hope.
Fast-paced, brightly up-to-date with nicely interwoven mythology and a genuine touch of modern medicine too, the story pulls readers into Livvy's heresy, brings fascinatingly different shamanic characters together on a common quest, and tells a pleasingly complete story in a world that's perfectly prepared to uphold a series.
I enjoyed the author's willingness not to tell everything--enough to keep the reader intrigued, to respect the reader's intelligence, and to leave scope for further tales. How did Livvy end up as a shaman? How did shamans end up using technology? How do different views of the otherworlds combine? Ah, there's so much still to learn and I know I shall enjoy reading more.
Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review.
I absolutely LOVED this book! It was such a different kind of mystery/thriller than I normally read. I just loved the shaman angle of the book. Livvy is a techno-shaman who relies on SK for clients, which isn't quite as many as she would like or that her checkbook would like. She doesn't get rich for what she does, but she does enjoy it and she is good at it. Livvy doesn't have a perfect life, but it isn't horrible either. Her life takes a change when a kachina visits her in the real world, they only are known to be in the spirit world. She tries to ignore him, but he keeps coming back to her. Well one day he saves her life while she is in the spirit world. A bad spirit is lose again in the spirit world and Livvy is trying to figure out how to banish her or kill her. Through the book Livvy seeks help from Min (a fellow shaman) and SK. Later she gets help from other shaman too. Livvy is willing to risk her life to make the spirit world safe again for the shaman to keep doing their work and for the deceased spirits to be able to go through. Can she find the answers soon enough? Will she die trying? Not only does Livvy have all these worries, but the "common" population where she lives is not so fond of the shaman kind anymore because of the weird things happening. This isn't just a simple case of hate either, some guys beat her up and try to kill her and then she goes home one night to a ransacked apartment and vandalized door/apartment. Even if she survives the spirit world demons can she survive the human villains that have it in for her because of what she is?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written by an author that knows how to present a story and make it interesting for the readers. I would recommend this book to readers of all ages.Published 8 days ago by Kindle Customer
What a fresh perspective on a subject(s) that has lately become too flooded in the marketplace. The characters are building up to a series if tales I know any reader will... Read morePublished 14 days ago by R. Esakov
I couldn't put the book down. It has a great story-line. I enjoyed the characters, loved the premise of the shamans, had a few twists and turns. Read morePublished 27 days ago by T. King
I'm not inclined towards the occult, however, I was quickly drawn into this book.
I can't tell you what is or isn't accurate. Read more
I really liked this story, never read anything about a Shaman but I did know they were healers but I didn't realize healer' s of the souls. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vivi McCormack
Honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I started this but really glad I did. Kind of like shadow run meets steampunk through cathulu. Great ride and I look forward to more.Published 2 months ago by Smokeraven
Shamans in the modern world? Yes. As we follow Livy we come to believe that Shamans are real and impact our life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was quite entranced by this book. I'm glad I read past the first couple of chapters.
All the shamans are females. Was that coincedence?