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Pearseus: Schism (The prequel to the epic fantasy series Pearseus) by [Rossis, Nicholas C.]
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"I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and scifi together so well since Pern."
- Joseph Long 

"What I loved about these three books was the author's ability to weave in ancient Greek myths,cultural and historic influences; it felt like ancient Greece, complete with warring city-states, but set on a far-away planet."
- Catherine Mackay

From the Author

A little-known fact about writing your first book: unless you inform others of your intention well in advance, you might find yourself in an awkward position.  Like, when you present your manuscript to your parents so they can read it.  A couple of months later, when you ask if they have read it, your dad will go, slightly annoyed, "no, I'm re-reading Martin's books right now, so it'll have to wait." 

Then, a further couple of months later, he'll call you late at night to say, "great book, son, with some fantastic ideas!  I was totally hooked.  A page-turner; kept me up at night.  You know what this guy did?  He took historical elements from ancient Greece and created a space opera with them."

And you'll say, after a brief pause, "what guy?"

And your dad will say, in a confused voice, "why, whoever wrote this.  There was no name on the manuscript."

Now, what I should have said, of course, is something along the lines of "it's not really a space opera,dad, but a dark epic fantasy with a sci-fi twist, where the heroes face tough moral dilemmas, discovering themselves in the process."

But no-one talks to their dad this way, right?

So all I said, once I managed to stop laughing, was, "I wrote it, dad.  But I'm super glad you liked it even before you knew that."

Product Details

  • File Size: 1314 KB
  • Print Length: 60 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FXOJQA8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
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It's New Year's Eve, the year of 2099, but the distinguished guests aboard the Pearseus won't get to countdown seconds; soon they'll be counting bodies and survivors after the spaceship's crash landing on another planet. The good news? The planet is seemingly hospitable both in resources and in terms of the natives' attitude towards earthlings. The bad news? They might have come on this planet bare of possessions, but what they haven't been able to shed are the shortcomings of their human nature. Will that be the sole threat to a unified future, or is the new land and its first inhabitants not as innocent as they look?

This is a fantastic (literally and figuratively) prequel that lays the groundwork for what looks like an exciting sci-fi/fantasy series. If my instinct is right (and the other excellent reviews confirm it) apart from an adventure, Nicholas C. Rossis will weave a story where philosophical and historical issues will be raised, raising the bar for both the reader and the genre as a whole. I'm really glad I bought and read this thoroughly enjoyable book because now I already know my next read: Pearseus, the Rise of the Prince, the first full-length novel of the series.
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Rossis’ Pearseus Year 18 – The Schism begins upon the spacecraft UES Pearseus, as those aboard – celebrities and dignitaries – celebrate New Year’s Eve and the dawning of a new millennium. However, disaster strikes as First Mate, Gerard Croix – under the influence of voices in his head - throws the ship into FTL. The ship, unprepared, jerks through time and space and begins to tear apart, killing hundreds on board.

Those able to get to escape pods successfully manage to leave the ship, crash landing on a nearby planet. It is here that engineer Lucas Rivera comes into his own. As the years progress and the likelihood of rescue diminishes, the survivors, aided by Rivera, gradually create a fully functioning society complete with judiciary system and city council.

It’s following the death of the ship’s Captain in ‘Year 18’ however, that problems begin to arise. First Mate Croix (think Tim Curry, in any film he’s ever been in) starts a campaign with the ambition of becoming Dictator; still guided by the voices he’s hearing in his head. With the Captain no longer around, he goes off the deep end. Big style. Fractures open in society, riots begin and law dissolves as Croix’s personal force – the armbands - begin to exact his new orders.

What follows? Suffice to say there are twists and turns, and situations that do well to provoke serious thought on the implications of actions and deeds on a fledgling society.

Short prequels or introductions can be a great way for a reader to decide if the rest of the series is worth pursuing. Luckily, Nicholas Rossis’ 56-page Year 18-The Schism is a strong introduction to the Pearseus series and certainly whet my appetite sufficiently to warrant further exploration.

**** 4 STARS!
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This is a short novella that launches you into the world of Pearseus. You are drawn into the emotions right from the first paragraph. Once I read this I of course had to read the next in the series, Pearseus Book 1: Rise of the Prince, but that is another review.

Reading a LOT of books means that I am pretty immune to cheap tricks and poor writing. If it doesn't catch my attention I usually don't finish. This one definitely captured me! Great read. :-)
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Pearseus, Year 18: The Schism

by Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a great adventure about a human colony that could easily be the Earth. We do not know how many other worlds are out there, but our senses tell us that we are not alone in our solar system.

The book is beautifully written. I did not come across one single error, and for me, that is a big plus. I enjoyed reading it and I was carried along in the adventures. Humans will be humans no matter in what part of this great wide world they find themselves. It is in our nature to wage wars and to dispossess others for our personal gains.

It is no wonder that the humans in Pearseus, lived, behaved, and mirrored the humans on Earth. This is a beautiful and entertaining read. I look forward to reading Rossis’s segues to this book.
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In the not so distant future, a space ship crash lands on a far away planet. It seems like an accident, or was it? However they got here, the survivors from Pearseus are left to set up a new civilization, if they can work together. And for a while, they do.

But the possession that seems to have brought them here is never so far away. And the whisper in the dark just adds to an already corrupt human nature... right? So when everything crashes, the civilization splits ... and we have the schism that creates Pearseus.

Schism is a shorter book that opens up the world and sets the stage for the drama that is about to unfold on the new planet Pearseus.
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Well I almost didn’t read this book after seeing that one-star review. But I’m certainly glad I did. I can’t imagine how that reader could have stopped reading this story without finishing. I had to keep reading late into the night to find out what happened.
There were such great characters, and they are really fleshed-out. You know their characteristics and habits and understand their motivations.
The plot was quite intricate. You could see what was happening, with this one main bad guy, Croix, who was operating under the influence of voices in his head. But the political fighting and the subsequent suffering of society is a thing that happens in our own modern-day reality. (Perhaps some of our politicians have voices in their heads as well!)
Leaves you wanting more!
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