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The Gantean (Tales of Blood & Light) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 18, 2015
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About the Author
Emily, a California-based writer, is the author of three novels: The Velocipede Races, Secret Room, and The Gantean. She is one half of the writing and publishing team at Luminous Creatures Press, where she offers freelance editing and novel critiques as well as self-publishing coaching. She enjoys cycling and the flying trapeze. Twitter: @EmilyJuneStreet Online: emilyjunestreet.wordpress.com
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There is a solid story in this book with many sub plots and unexpected turns of events. The characters are real and three dimensional and all are interesting in their own right. The main protagonist is a strong and courageous female heroine but who is not without flaws, making her all the more appealing. The author’s writing is imaginative, descriptive, and very vivid in its creativity, and reads almost poetic.
This is a fantasy story that is easy to read and comprehend, and from the very outset you feel like you have always known Leila and the other characters and are already familiar with the worlds of Gante and Lethemia. The settings are unique and full of complexities, as are the characters in the story, yet the author has managed to write this book in such a way that nothing is ever confusing and you never feel lost along the way.
I am not a big reader of fantasy books, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Gantean. I was hooked from the very opening of the story and I found this book very hard to put down. It’s a brilliant first book of a trilogy where all the books are now available. I would call this book a light fantasy story and anyone who has never read fantasy before or doesn’t particularly like fantasy books, will most likely enjoy reading this one. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
The author does a fantastic job of creating a story that keeps moving and developing in a way that makes you want to keep reading. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next -- and was surprised over and over again by the twists and turns in the plot. The ending leaves you counting the days until the second book of the trilogy comes out.
The hook is the opening line. Immediately, it transports you to another place, another time, and the story unfolds. Settle in as magical elements, a cast of shadows and the beauty of light gather together to show how Leila will survive in a new world. Sometimes you need a heroine to show you a different kind of strong. The clincher is the ending line. What happens next? The second book in this tale can't come out soon enough.