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Dimension Shifter: Dimensions Saga Book 1 Paperback – March 17, 2012
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
About the Author
From the author of the hit novels, the Heku Series, comes a medieval fantasy, Dimension Shifter. In the vast universe of dimensions created by T.M. Nielsen, magic is alive, Knights fight, and evil reigns supreme. T.M. has been entertaining online audience for years, and it took many of her fans to convince her to publish the 8 books Heku Series. With a solid fan base, she branched out to include her other passion, medieval fantasy. Dimension Shifters has been in the works since 1997 and encompasses the intelligent, strong women TM is famous for.
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I give this book three stars. Really I want to give it less, because I am so frustrated with the second half of the book which spiraled down pretty badly, leaving me annoyed with the book and struggling to finish, and dissatisfied when I did. But I will give it a three for the plot and first half.
Kyrin is able to shift between dimensions and is on the run from men who are hunting her for her ability to use magic and other 'crimes' that she has committed.
While on the run, she shifts into the dimension of Paragoy, a land of plenty ruled by a peaceful god, Sithias.
Because when she first entered into Paragoy she had been fatally injured, and then was healed by the priests and the king of the land, she becomes an indentured servant for one year to repay the king for saving her life.
She finds the people there are kind, and offer her friendship, but because her own god Daemionis (a cruel and petty god) is ever watching her and has installed in her a complete distrust of all people she is too fearful to trust the people of Paragoy. She feels unworthy of normal human feelings such as compassion, tenderness and love.
In the dimension that Kyrin comes from men oppress and beat the women, often forcing them into marriage, then losing interest in them when they become pregnant and casting them out.
Kyrin has vowed never to marry or have children.
Things get complicated when she begins developing romantic feelings towards the king and he towards her.
She begins to feel even more conflict because the demands of her god Daemionis for human sacrifices bumps up against the peace loving god Sithias rules for his followers.
She must fulfill a year of service to the king of paragoy to be able to leave the kingdom, but can not help but be changed by the ways of the paragoy people.
Ok what I liked, I think the first half of this book was good. I liked the idea of a multidimensional universe, and shifters between the worlds gave us (the readers as well as the author) a chance to play out the differences of morals, values, and worship practices.
But I quickly got tired of the caustic views of Kyrin regarding the issues of marriage, love and children in spite of what she sees and learns from the people of paragoy.
The book covers two and a half years of time. It seemed to go on and on after the original concept of the book ran out.
Nearly the entire second half of the book was one long and painfully (to the reader) drawn out internal struggle of kyrin.
SPOILER ALERT THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH PLEASE SKIP IT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW
***In the end the author failed to have kyrin grow into maturity and learn her choices were wrong (in short allow 'good to win') rather she (the author) forced kryin into everything that she claimed that was wrong in the dimension that kyrin was from. The practice of Human sacrifices, forcing women into marriage, forced sex upon women, forced pregnancy.. oh wait that last one is the next book ****
*** END OF SPOILER
I believe she did that so that the series could easily continue, but it was a bad choice if you ask me.
I was so frustrated that I spent soooooooooooooo much time on a book that in the end went horribly wrong. Ugh!
I was uncomfortable with the ending or really lack of ending so I went back to smashwords to look at the sample of the next book. Judging from the sample, the series continues with more of the same. Kyrin playing ignorant, helpless, and child-like in her maturity.
Do I recommend this book? ... No, not really it was more frustrating read then it was fruitful one.
This story like I said it is different from Heku but when you first start reading a resemblance can be found. Kyrin is a person of conviction, independent, does not trust anyone and rely only on herself, which you can compare at the beginning with Emily (Heku Series) but once you learn the character life you star to see the difference. Alric can also has a resemblance to Chevalier (Heku Series) but he lets Kyrin do what she needs to do even though he often try to stop her but who wouldnt, is not easy to see the woman you love leave and not now where she is, what she's going through or if she EVER will be back. Fynn can be compare to Kyle (Heku Series) he is the "best" friend but once you go through the back ground of the character you can see the difference for once he's not in love with her, he some how fear her and also has a great deal of respect for what she can do even w/o her magic. So even with some similarities this books are completely different from Heku series and I will recommend Paragoy Dimension (Dimensions Saga) and Shadowmere (Dimensions Saga). I hope that T.M. consider to continue the Series because it does have more to go on with.
This books also have some editing issues but are not that much and in my case I dont care that much for it
I ran in to a copy of this and ... Just Wow.
Rather a whole different fantasy arrangement, all I'll say if you want a really strong (?anti-)heroine, this series will blow your socks off and leave your toes curled.
Most recent customer reviews
Could have gone into the romantic part with more details.
In different ways. I would suggest it to any readers who enjoy playful book readings.