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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Capitol Electronic Reporting (March 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937338029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937338022
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,865,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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FIVE STARS
"...The Anomaly throws back the veil that divides the celestial realm of Haven and Hades from Earth and offers an exciting suggestion of what lies in the metaphysical realm. Readers will chuckle and sniffle during Zia's very human attempts to discover her potential. Supporting players will also stay with readers. But it's not just the quirky characters that make the book worth reading; Joyce's craftsmanship is brilliant. With laugh-out-loud humor and elements of fantasy, science fiction, and mystery, The Anomaly will appeal to teenagers and adults alike."
--ForeWord/Clarion Review

More About the Author

Wendy Joyce lives with her husband on their lavender farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills. As the owner of a government contracting company, Ms. Joyce has been writing and editing in the technical and legal arena for over 25 years. As a fiction writer, she debuts with The Anomaly

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written book!
JK Moon
Zia is a complex and hilariously fun character who bumbles her way admirably through to her destiny.
Sarit
Personalities will have you laughing out loud, with a story you'll want to keep going.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. R. Humperdink on March 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
A suspenseful and inventive story with beautifully written characters. Best book I've read in a long time...couldn't put it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meagan Turner on March 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
The characters were exceptionally well drawn, the dialogue was brilliant. Descriptive with real characters that grow as a result of their experiences. Personalities will have you laughing out loud, with a story you'll want to keep going. I definitely will recommend this to my family/friends. Best book I have read in a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dii TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 19, 2014
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When a human dies, are their souls reborn in another? Apparently, souls are the ultimate recyclable! But through all of their lives, isn’t it plausible that something may go wrong, that a chink may appear, causing what the powers that be may consider a flaw, an anomaly? Could that anomaly be Zia, a slight, green soul from the Order of the Agitators, she has always been different, rebellious, and a little too inquisitive, is she the problem in the big scheme of life, or is she the solution? What makes her so different from other souls?

Pay close attention, hang on to the rails and strap in for a blazing ride through time, space as this tale of “Haven and Hades” unwinds at breakneck speed. The Anomaly by Wendy Joyce is filled with quirks, tension and intrigue as a decision must be made about what to do with Zia and how a lie Zia told became like the butterfly effect beating into a tsunami of change for the lives she affected. The battle between haven and Hades heats up as Hades tries to claim Zia’s soul for their own. Can she escape the clutches of the determined Triite? Will her ability to deceive and connive save her or condemn her?

Forget anything you think you know about souls, reincarnation and fate. The Anomaly plays out like a light show flashing across the universe. Rich in details, one might get lost easily without paying close attention to this often chaotic world. At times, the details came close to overpowering the plot, until that moment when they begin to fall into place, piece by piece like a 5000 piece puzzle. Imagine the world-building to be the borders, the characters come next, built in little clumps that will eventually fit somewhere, and finally, the various scenes and events, the missing pieces that bring it all together.
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Well, this is good for a first book by an author. The first part of the book was incredibly confusing and I honestly would have just quit reading if I had not looked at reviews and seen that many said that it gets better after the first part. Not enough detail in the first part - and really - too lacking in detail - I really would have just given up on it if I had not received the book free to review and then read the reviews to see what on earth was going on. That being said - I do understand the purpose of the first part - but it could have been shorter and had more details. The main part of the book deals with Zia in one of her many lifetimes as she deals with issues that have been brewing for all of her lifetimes - thus the confusing beginning which I think could have been done better. However, the main plot had lots of mystery and intrigue which kept me reading to find out who did what and why. That part of the story was quite good. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.
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The story flash like a fire crackers show all over the sky. It will sweeps you over like a Tornado which roll and leave nothing on its way. It was so different from anything that I meet in this subject, before and I so love that idea. Wendy Joyce treat all those questions of life, death, after life, good vs. bad, in her unique way:

Apparently, a chink may appear, causing what the powers that be may consider a flaw, an anomaly? as you cause a cluster of particles to a wake to its awareness there is always a chance that it will be something different from other clusters. This particles clusters are souls and they are the ultimate recyclable.

Zia, is a slight, green soul with purple hair from the Order of the Agitators, she has always been different, rebellious, and a little too inquisitive. Zia is a complex and hilariously fun character who bumbles her way admirably through to her destiny. Full of unique concepts and terrific character you will enjoy The Anomaly - I guarantee it.

She breaks all the rules but means well just the same. She just can't seem to fathom what she is doing wrong or why the Guides are cross with her. She just isn't like the other Souls in Haven. She never sent to haven like all the other souls, but to the divisional, and she think it is her guide fault. She also convince herself that it is better like this. She has only one friend Awen Order of messengers, but unfortunately he is a Dyad, which mean that he have a soul mate. Zia don't like his soul mate, Ereo, and she ignore her completely.

Every time she is sent to Earth to be born she messes up and the some in Haven fear she will turn from One (sort of like Good ones) and become one of Niie (basically the evil ones).
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By arhoads7 on February 12, 2014
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Zia is Soul that breaks all the rules but means well just the same. She just can't seem to fathom what she is doing wrong or why the Guides are cross with her. She just isn't like the other Souls in Haven. Every time she is sent to Earth to be born she messes up and the some in Haven fear she will turn from One (sort of like God) and become one of Niie (basically Satan) When Zia is assigned Alpha for a Guide and comes to care for her 'sister' Jen; she finally starts to get the hang of her purpose. Unfortunately when she meets on the Neutral Ground in her next 'life' she must battle balance and keep it from shifting in Niie's favor.
This was an excellent book that I couldn't wait to get back to everyday. Zia is a complex and hilariously fun character who bumbles her way admirably through to her destiny. Full of unique concepts and terrific character you will enjoy The Anomaly - I guarantee it.
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