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EMBATTLED (Em and Yves Book 1) by [Jones, Darlene]
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  • Harsh reality, a little magic and a lot of imagination ...  
  • A good ear for dialogue and writes convincing sex scenes (no easy feat!)
  • Fantastic fight scenes - realistic, engaging and entrancing!
  • High entertainment value yet provocative, original, and straight from Mencius' 'unbearing mind'.
  • Touches of the reality we all share, the reality that so often disappoints and dismays us, abound. I love the underlying thesis, that satisfying though instant authoritative intervention may be, human solutions demand involvement and time, and break the heart.

About the Author

Many years ago a young girl left the safety of Canada for adventure in Africa. This was in a generation when young girls didn’t go anywhere on their own and certainly not to the “the dark continent.” I had to adapt to the climate, the culture, the language, and above all time travel, for most Malians lived the way they always had. Modern conveniences consisted of basic items such as kerosene lanterns and little else. It was the plight of Malians that inspired me to begin writing my novel series. Since I couldn’t wave a magic wand to make life better in Mali, I chose to do it fictitiously. Now that the Em and Yves series is complete, I’ve found that I’m hooked on writing and have moved on to other genres. I’m excited to see what the future holds.

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  • File Size: 1807 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146646805X
  • Publication Date: November 24, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZLLR4M
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By Anneli on November 5, 2011
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Em's life is taken over by supreme beings who use her to make Earth a better place to live. She is given super powers and thrives in her new role. But a love triangle inevitably causes its own brand of chaos. Embattled will have you turning pages as your emotions become entangled with those of the characters. This book is well written and entertaining. The author has a special talent for painting with words. She is skilled in the mechanics of writing, but there is nothing mechanical about the storytelling. A great read!
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I have to say I found this book a little confusing at first because this book switches the point of view but mind you I have been known to be confused easily LOL. Other than that I very much enjoyed this book and it kept me reading until the very end. I highly recommend this book to all who likes fantasy/scifi and romance.
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A fascinating and original novel by Darlene Jones, EMBATTLED, wraps the reader in its tendrils the within in the first few chapters. Watching Em transform into the Miracle Madam is a wonderful journey and I'm sure that many readers can empathize with Yves' plight. Not only is the plot engaging, the supporting characters are a wonderful addition as well! You grow to love all the wacky personalities included in the cast of characters, even the prickly Mentor.

Nothing, however is perfect. There were a number of gramatical errors that interrupted the flow of the story. I also found issue with the dual narration. Part of the stort is told in the first person from the point of view of Yves and part is told in third person from the perspective of Em, either as her normal self the Miracle Madam. While this would normally be fine, and the execution of both is fantastic, there is no transition between the two and the two sides are by no means equally represented, making the story very disjointed.

Overall, I'll most likely go on to read the sequel, EMPOWERED if only just to tie up loose ends. Chances are, I won't reread EMBATTLED but I'm sure that it would certainly appeal to more hardcore modern-fantasy/sci-fi fans. I'd recommend this book to those looking for an alternative higher power or just a wonderful adventure story.

Just as a side note, I'd also like to offer special props to author Darlene Jones who writes fantastic fight scenes. They were realistic, engaging and entrancing!
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By miakhky on January 29, 2013
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I started and finished Embattled in a day. The book is a page-turner, full of passion. There's never any doubt about the will of the book to carry you on. Yes, places confused me, the nature of the transitions and transformations could bear clarification, but the story is clear. Not simple, however. We've all wished to own powers like Em's in the causes of justice and equality, but even in the beginning there arise hints that the cost will be reckoned and come high. Em struggles between her joy in transforming the world, and ethical issues, even while her own humanity frays. Her success endangers her identity.
Touches of the reality we all share, the reality that so often disappoints and dismays us, abound. I love the underlying thesis, that satisfying though instant authoritative intervention may be, human solutions demand involvement and time, and break the heart.
This novel is shaped by an author who lived in Mali, immersed in a part of the complex third-world, not a writer who simply snapped a few frames with her Canon at a tourist stop. The text could be tightened, some scenes slow the action and could be cropped, but if we're honest, when did you last read a book that had no such moments? This is Darlene Jones' first novel-- what will she do next?
High entertainment value yet provocative, original, and straight from Mencius' 'unbearing mind'. I'll be waiting for a good time frame in which to read the next book in this series by Darlene Jones, because if it's anything like this one, I'll be running my finger across the Kindle pad at a fast clip, lost in the world she created, with no desire to be interrupted until I once again reach 'The End'.
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One of the things that most science fiction books explore is the need of man to be more than his surroundings. More than one Star Trek episode was devoted to the notion that just communing in peace and failing to achieve denied us our own birthright. There is also the notion that there are higher powers. Because we cannot explain how our universe came about we create a story or history that provides the deus ex machina. This book starts with the universe we know it and builds on it using the author's own version of how things might be. Even more importantly, it gives ideas of how things could be or how they could be improved. And all of this is done within the framework of a compelling and exciting narrative. Well done.
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I don't usually read science fiction or fantasy. In fact, it's the last thing I'd choose to read. However, I read Darlene's biography and wondered how she was able to solve her heartbreak over wanting to help the people she met while living in Mali many years ago.

Through the other worldly powers of Em, or Miracle Madam as the world comes to know her, the reader travels to the worst corners of hell that exist right here on Earth. From Africa to Europe and back again to the gangland streets of Los Angeles, we are transported along with Em. In the beginning, Em suffers the shock of her new abilities that have come to her as an adult as the result of a typical wish of any caring ten-year-old child. She wished back then for the magic to save the world.

Em struggles with her decisions and even wonders if war isn't something that must exist in this world in order to achieve peace. The answers aren't easy and neither is the work. I believe Em is the incarnation of the author's wish to save her beloved Mali.

I read once that classic novels do one of two things. Either the hero is extraordinary and is put into ordinary circumstances and forced to cope with the everyday world. Or the hero is ordinary and is placed into extraordinary situations and forced to cope. Em falls into the latter group. She's a normal high school principal who is suddenly thrust onto the world stage making destiny-changing decisions as she becomes the most revered and beloved woman in the world. She's a modern day Joan of Arc who must sacrifice her ordinary life to achieve the goal of straightening out Earth for the better. Ms. Jones achieved a level of believability for me that I didn't think would be possible in a science fiction novel.
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