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Pearseus: Mad Water (book 2 of the Pearseus epic fantasy series) 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."

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  • File Size: 1645 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LPJWGGQ
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The dictator might be gone, but the aura of Pearseus, if anything, darkens. Cyrus, the new ruler of the Capital, might have a purer heart, but his mind is equally addled. Gella teams up with Theo to fight Jonia, but their outlook couldn’t have been more different. Lehmor wants nothing more than to reunite with Moirah, but his trek takes him to a different realm where he uncovers a threat like no other. And when he spreads the word, instead of unity, deeper rifts are created.

In a planet rife with passion, ambition, envy and love, everyone has an agenda, feeling quite smug for pushing it forward. If they knew what lurks in the shadows, they might be able to see the strings attached to all their limbs.

This is an ambitious series. As I noted in my review of the previous book, Rise of the Prince, it is not just about survival on a foreign planet and co-existing with other races. It’s a study in human nature with philosophical undertones—a thought-provoking tale. But that is not at the cost of the book’s readability. The action here picks up as strong personalities clash and devious plans are put into effect. Heroes of the past turn villains, distrust grows and not just of perceived hidden agendas but of the way their entire world is perceived.

What I particularly enjoyed in this book is that Nicholas C. Rossis assumes a take-no-prisoners approach in the language he uses. It’s as if the protagonists are finally taking position center stage for a bare-knuckled fight, and the reader can see every muscle twitch while they stare each other down. But what’s super exciting is that we know that the referees of these matches are not only invisible, but they have vetted interests in the fights they’re officiating. Who will win?

Even though foreign worlds with a multitude of characters are not my usual read, I can’t wait for the final installment of this exciting and stimulating series!
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The third installment of the Pearseus series has the same two elements that normally put me off my reading: a large number of characters and gore/graphic violence. Still, the writing is so excellent that by the last page, I felt enormously satisfied. The author introduces even more characters in Mad Water, weaving with them an intricate fabric of ingenious plots that are dotted with twists and turns that keep the reader hooked to the pages. There are characters that keep throwing themselves into dangerous situations and who triumph in their heroic acts, there's tenderness in other places, as well as ruthless rulers and advisors who prove to be masters of manipulation.

Nicholas Rossis is a highly imaginative author who picks his words with mastery. Once again, I give him top marks for the same elements that I've praised him on for the previous volumes: for the excellent style of writing, the suspense, the wisdom imparted and the ingenuity with which he spins his yarn. Looking forward to the next volume already.
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Cyrus now rules in the Capitol, but the wars aren't over. Less and less in the shadows, the history of the battle between the Orbs and the Whispers comes into dramatic light. Not to mention the Iota, another native species from time almost unremembered.

Some of our heroes are dead, and the next generation is left to take their place. But the battle isn't so straightforward, and our new leaders must find their own balance in the world. Alliances and declarations of war aren't so simple anymore, because first each person must determine for themselves exactly what it is they fight for.
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By ALY on March 30, 2015
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I think this book is very good. I advise you try this series. This is a great series for anyone at any age. Cyrus now rules in the Capitol, but the wars are never really ever over, right? You should check out where this series will take you. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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